Dr. Larry Hurtado joins the show to discuss early Christianity including Christian distinctiveness, what made Christianity bizarre, Christianity as a philosophy, God of love, the improbability of Resurrection in the first century and his book Destroyer of the gods.
United Methodist pastor Jason Micheli joins the show to discuss humor, grief, faith in stage serious cancer and his new book Cancer is Funny.
We discuss the transformation process of faith of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction with pastor and author Brian Zahnd and filmmaker Paul Nevison.
For more on Brian Zahnd’s reconstruction check out his book Water to Wine.
For more on Paul, listen to him giggle in the back of the Richard Rohr and Rob Bell podcasts.
Jonathan Storment returns to talk Trump, the election, Hillbillies, Enneagram, why Søren Kierkegaard would be a terrible church member, the flaw of the New Perspective on Paul and Original Sin.
Richard Rohr returns to discuss U2, pagan views of God, the Gospel of John, culture consuming religion, suffering, evolution and his new book The Divine Dance. Part 1 of 2.
Science Mike returns to the podcast to discuss smart brain stuff, Pizza Mike, String Theory, Mike’s pod-father why Atheists win arguments and his new book Finding God in the Waves.
Pete Enns and Chris Green return to discuss how to read the Old Testament, experience, Romans 10, creative readings, Jewish readings vs. Greek readings, loving a theory of meaning instead of loving the Bible and certainty.
Jonathan Storment returns to the show to talk Justin Bieber, Calvinism, Ecumenicalism, grief, progress, suffering, flea markets, Three Phrases, Deuteronomy vs. Job and Jonathan is thankful for anyone interacting with him.
Dr. A.J. Swoboda returns to the show to discuss wandering, why Portland is so weird, rap songs by Shaq, modern Christianity’s over-promising, celebrity pastors, and his new book The Dusty Ones.