Richard Beck returns to discuss Aaron Hernandez, laundry mats, self-forgetting, theology of lingering, earning the right to celebrate Easter, growing up conservative, eschatological creatures, meaning makers.
Church Planter Jason Miller, a pastor who happens to be planting a church, talks singleness, Catholicism, sermons as songs, cuftburt, praying in community, silence, and starting a church where people can lose their faith.
Dr. Walter Brueggemann joins the show to discuss the intersection of sociology and theology, trading mystery for the material, imaginative preaching vs. moralistic preaching and Walter’s new book (along with his sociologist son Dr. John Brueggemann) Rebuilding the Foundations.
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Melissa Greene and Josh Graves join the show to talk Enneagram, how a preacher’s type affects their sermons, the rumor that all Church of Christ people can sing, and here’s the amazing song that Luke tried unsuccessfully to get Melissa to sing.
Luke is joined by his father, Larry Norsworthy, for episode number 200 to answer listener questions about the podcast’s effect on pastoral ministry, favorite moments, quirky stories, major themes and the effect the podcast has had on Luke’s relationships.
Kenneth Woodward, editor for Newsweek‘s religion section for four decades, joins the show to discuss Billy Graham’s evolution, Catholicism vs. Protestantism on salvation, Civil Religion, miracle stories and his new book Getting Religion.
Jonathan Storment is back talking about preachers leaving ministry, educational divide in churches, Biblical criticism, work, who can read the Bible, mental health and all things August from the podcast.