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At the frontier of theology, culture, and the church. Hosted by Dr. Josh McNall, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Jun 7, 2020
Jemar Tisby: Racial Justice and The Color of Compromise
Jemar Tisby is a historian, writer, and speaker. His first book is The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Zondervan, 2019). The episode was recorded just after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In that light, Jemar speaks about the history of racism in the American church, and of what it will take to move from complicity to courage for racial justice. Jemar is President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, and he is a cohost (with Tyler Burns) of the "Pass the Mic" podcast. Show note: Since the interview was recorded on May 28, 2020 (after the slaying of George Floyd), we were not able to talk about the important events that have taken place between that time and the release of the episode.
May 26, 2020
David Kinnan: How God transformed a struggling church
David Kinnan is Lead Pastor of Fountain Springs Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. In this episode, we talk about how God works to revitalize the church, even in overlooked places. David's story is one surprising renewal and revival in a church that had been dying. Topics include: * How new life comes to struggling churches. * Preaching to a post-Christian culture. * Changing patterns of church attendance. * Wrestling with "ego" and how to receive constructive critique. * How God can do big things in small places.
May 3, 2020
Joanna Leidenhag: COVID-19 and the Problem of Evil
How does COVID-19 challenge Christians to think about the problem of evil? Today's guest is Dr. Joanna Leidenhag, Lecturer in Science-Engaged Theology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Previously, Joanna was a graduate student at Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, where she completed her PhD in Systematic Theology in 2019. Her first book entitled, Minding Creation: Theological Panpsychism and the Doctrine of Creation is forthcoming with T&T Clark. She started working at the University of St Andrews in 2018, and teaches courses on Science and Religion, Bible and Ecology, and is currently teaching a course on The Problem of Evil.
1 hr 3 min
Apr 5, 2020
Matthew Bates: Gospel Allegiance
Have evangelicals misunderstood the gospel? “Yes,” says New Testament scholar Matthew Bates. In this episode, Josh interviews Matthew about his new book, Gospel Allegiance: What Faith in Jesus Misses for Salvation in Christ. Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theology at Quincy University. Dr. Bates is an award-winning author. His popular and influential books include Gospel Allegiance (Brazos, 2019), Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017), and The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015). Dr. Bates also co-hosts OnScript, a Bible and theology podcast. He enjoys family life, hiking, baseball, and good conversation. More info on Dr. Bates, his publications, and his availability for speaking can be found at MatthewWBates.com.
1 hr 9 min
Feb 13, 2020
Lucy Peppiatt on Scripture's Vision for Women
In the inaugural episode of Outpost Theology, Josh talks with Dr. Lucy Peppiatt on what the Bible really teaches about women. Lucy Peppiatt is Principal of Westminster Theological Centre (UK). And she earned a PhD in Theology from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her latest book, Rediscovering Scripture's Vision for Women: Fresh Perspectives on Disputed Texts, was just selected as the 2019 Readers' Choice Book of the Year from IVP Academic. Check it out!