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Distinguishing Shame and Guilt (S1, E 16)

Distinguishing Shame and Guilt (S1, E 16)

December 1, 2021

In this season finale, we distinguish shame from guilt. The two concepts are often misunderstood. People in the church tend to assume that the Bible emphasizes guilt over shame. Along the way, we miss their significance in Scripture and the ways they impact our lives.

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Teaching Virtue in Theological Education. Part 2 with Jonathan Worthington (S1, E15)

Teaching Virtue in Theological Education. Part 2 with Jonathan Worthington (S1, E15)

November 17, 2021

In Part 2 of our conversation with Jonathan Worthington, we continue talking about theological education.

Adult learning brings experience into the classroom, but it can also mean there’s some unlearning that needs to happen as well. Teachers need to be aware of these dynamics when thinking through pedagogy.

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Going Deeper into Theological Education. Part 1 with Jonathan Worthington (S1, E14)

Going Deeper into Theological Education. Part 1 with Jonathan Worthington (S1, E14)

November 10, 2021

This is part 1 of our discussion about theological education with Jonathan Worthington, author of Creation in Paul and Philo and Vice President of Theological Education with Training Leaders International

Jonathan wrote a critical, yet gracious, review of Jackson’s book (Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes) and they’ve been friends ever since.

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Defining Honor and Shame (S1, E13)

Defining Honor and Shame (S1, E13)

November 3, 2021

There’s so much misunderstanding about honor and shame. It seems that people routinely talk past one another when speaking about these ideas. So, in this episode, we define our terms.

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How We Learned About Honor and Shame (Bonus Episode, S1, E12)

How We Learned About Honor and Shame (Bonus Episode, S1, E12)

October 27, 2021

This week, we change things up and get a bit more personal, where we introduce ourselves and talk about how we first learned about the significance of honor and shame.

Negotiating Cultural Identity. Interview with Jamie Sanchez (S1, E11)

Negotiating Cultural Identity. Interview with Jamie Sanchez (S1, E11)

October 20, 2021

Dr. Jamie Sanchez studied how various cultural markers are both shunned and engaged by the church. Is this an American or a Christian identity marker? This question should be central to us before we come up with any intercultural strategy.

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A Priesthood of Languages Among Missionaries? Part 2 with Scott Callaham (S1, E10)

A Priesthood of Languages Among Missionaries? Part 2 with Scott Callaham (S1, E10)

October 13, 2021

Dr. Callaham explains how we set up a “priesthood of languages” when doing cross-cultural work. A “priesthood of missionaries” refers to when missionaries depend only on their intuition in interpreting Scripture. We need to be aware of how we set ourselves up as unlikely priests in our host culture as missionaries.

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Do Missionaries Need Biblical Languages? Interview with Scott Callaham (S1, E9)

Do Missionaries Need Biblical Languages? Interview with Scott Callaham (S1, E9)

October 6, 2021

Our guest, Scott Callaham, explains why the Old Testament should anchor our teachings in cross-cultural ministry. We can’t understand the New Testament fully until we appreciate the background music of the Old Testament.

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Applying a Model of Contextualization (S1, E8)

Applying a Model of Contextualization (S1, E8)

September 29, 2021

We discuss how practically to apply a model of contextualization. Formulas have an input and an output. That is not what we mean by biblically faithful and culturally meaningful contextualization. This model of contextualization is not a formula, it’s a process.

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Deconstruction, Discipleship, and Contextualization. Interview with Brandon O’Brien (S1, E7)

Deconstruction, Discipleship, and Contextualization. Interview with Brandon O’Brien (S1, E7)

September 22, 2021

What are the stories that make us who we are? This is a critical question that few of us spend time thinking about. Brandon O’Brien has spent a lot of time reflecting on a few of the major myths that shape every person. These include the personal myth, the communal myth, the national myth, and the philosophical-religious myth.

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