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A podcast devoted to addressing theological figures and topics.

A podcast devoted to addressing theological figures and topics.


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A podcast devoted to addressing theological figures and topics.






024 Keith Stanglin - After Arminius

In this episode my guest is Keith Stanglin, Professor of Scripture and Historical Theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology. He speaks with me about a new book he co-authored with Thomas McCall, After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology (Oxford University Press, 2020). They are also the authors of the previous volume, Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford University Press, 2012).


023 Mark Powell - Discipleship in Community

In this episode I speak with Mark Powell. He is professor of theology at Harding School of Theology and the author of Centered in God: The Trinity and Christian Spirituality and Papal Infallibility: A Protestant Evaluation of an Ecumenical Issue. He’s on the podcast to speak with me about a new book he co-authored with John Mark Hicks and Greg McKinzie, Discipleship in Community: A Theological Vision for the Future (ACU Press, 2020). To find out more about the book, check out this link:...


022 Douglas Foster - Alexander Campbell

In this episode I speak with Douglas A. Foster, the former Director of the Center for Restoration Studies and Professor of Church History at Abilene Christian University. He now serves ACU as University Scholar in Residence, teaching and writing. He’s on the podcast to discuss his new book, A Life of Alexander Campbell (Eerdmans).


021 Lee Camp - Scandalous Witness

Lee Camp is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Lipscomb University. He is the author of Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World (Brazos Press, 2003, 2nd ed. 2008) and Who is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face About Islam, and Themselves (Brazos Press, 2011). He is the host and creator of Tokens Show, a “theological variety show.” You can join Lee and the Tokens Show podcast at" Today he is here to speak with me about his new book,...


020 Justin Bronson Barringer - The Business of War

Justin Bronson Barringer is a PhD candidate in Religious Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is coeditor of A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence and Practicing the Kingdom: Essays on Hospitality, Community, and Friendship in Honor of Christine Pohl (forthcoming). He is co-host, with his wife Rachel, of the Rogue Ministry podcast. He’s here to speak with me about a new book that he has co-edited with James McCarty and Matthew...


019 Lane Scruggs - The Church as Necessary and Necessarily Derivative

In this episode I speak to Lane Scruggs, who is the Senior Pastor of Oak Park Church of Christ in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds the ThD from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto, and he’s on the podcast to talk with me about his article, “The Church as Necessary and Necessarily Derivative: The Gospel and Evangelical Ecclesiology.” Canadian-American Theological Review 6.2 (2017): 15–30.


018 Annette Brownlee - Preaching Jesus Christ Today

My guest is Annette Brownlee. She is the Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Field Education at Wycliffe College in Toronto. She is an Anglican priest and assists at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux. She’s here to talk with me about preaching as a theological task, as well as her 2018 book, Preaching Jesus Christ Today: Six Questions for Moving from Scripture to Sermon (Baker Academic). "A Christian...


017 D. Stephen Long - Truth Telling in a Post-Truth World

In this episode I speak with D. Stephen Long, who is the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of some of my favorite theology books of the last decade or more, such as Speaking of God: Theology, Language and Truth (Eerdmans, 2009), Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation (Fortress, 2014), and The Perfectly Simple Triune God: Aquinas and His Legacy (Fortress, 2016). He’s on the podcast to talk with me about his...


016 Wes Arblaster - Integrating Theology and Ministry

This week I speak with Wes Arblaster. He holds the PhD from the University of Dayton and is the Lead Pastor of Restoration Park Church in Medway, OH. He is the co-host, with Dr. Ethan Smith, of the Mysterion Theology Podcast.


015 Frederick Aquino - John Henry Newman

In this episode, I speak with Frederick Aquino about the life and legacy of John Henry Newman. Dr Aquino is Professor of Theology and Philosophy in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Communities of Informed Judgment: Newman’s Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality (Catholic University Press of America, 2004) and An Integrative Habit of Mind: John Henry Newman on the Path to Wisdom (Northern Illinois University Press, 2012). He is also...


014 Ephraim Radner - A Profound Ignorance

Ephraim Radner is an episcopal priest and Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College. He’s the author of books like The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West (Eerdmans, 1998), Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church (Baylor University Press, 2012), Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016), and A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life (Baylor University Press, 2017)....


013 Eugene Schlesinger - Sacrificing the Church

In this episode I speak with Eugene Schlesinger. He holds the PhD from Marquette University. He is Lecturer in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University and editor of Covenant. He is here to talk to me about his new book, Sacrificing the Church: Mass, Mission, and Ecumenism (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic), which will be released on September 30. Recommended Sources: Augustine. City of...


012 Matthew William Brake - Pop Culture and Theology

Matthew William Brake is the creator and founder of Pop Culture and Theology. He holds masters degrees from George Mason University and Regent University. He has contributed chapters to volumes in both the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture and Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy series. He is the series editor of the Theology and Pop Culture series with Lexington Books/Fortress Academic and co-series editor of the Religion and Comics series with Claremont Press (with A. David...


011 Herbie Miller - Room at the Table

In this episode I speak with the Rev. Dr. Herbie Miller. Herbie is the pastor of Corinth Presbyterian Church in Dayton, OH. He earned his PhD from the University of Dayton, where his studies focused on historical theology and American Christianity. We speak about his congregation's ministry to East African immigrants and refugees in Dayton. Recommended Sources: Barnes, M. Craig. Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism. Faith Alive Resources, 2012. Schnase, Robert. Five Practices...


010 Charles Meeks - Hilary of Poitiers (and Robert Jenson)

Charles Meeks will be defending his dissertation, “Developing a Sacramental Hermeneutic: A Conversation with Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson,” in September. He’s signed a book contract with Fortress Academic to publish a revised version of the dissertation. He’s Adjunct Professor of Theology at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. Primary Sources: Hilary. De Synodis. _____. De Trinitate. _____. Commentary on the Psalms. Secondary Sources: Carl L. Beckwith. Hilary...


009 Joel Chopp - Analytic Theology

Joel Chopp is a PhD Candidate in Theological Studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is also the Project and Communications Manager at the Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Joel speaks with me about Analytic Theology. These articles and books are mentioned in the interview: Oliver Crisp. Analyzing Doctrine: Toward a Systematic Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2019. Oliver D. Crisp and Michael C. Rea, eds. Analytic Theology: New Essays in the...


008 Andrew I. Shepardson - Natural Theology

In this episode, I speak with Andrew Shepardson, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Denver Seminary and Life Pacific College and co-pastor of Hope Denver Church. We discuss his recent book, Who's Afraid of the Unmoved Mover?: Postmodernism and Natural Theology (Pickwick, 2019). Ike recommends a few secondary sources: Carl F.H. Henry. God, Revelation, and Authority. 6 volumes. Word, 1976–1983. Francis Schaeffer. The God Who Is There. InterVarsity Press, 1969. Doug...


007 Brian Bajzek - Intersubjectivity

In this episode I speak with Brian Bajzek, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Pre-Theology at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY. We speak about his work on intersubjectivity. Brian is the author of a recent article: “Cruciform Encounter in a Time of Crisis: Enfleshing an Ethics of Alterity.” Theological Studies80, no. 1 (2019): 79–101. Secondary Sources: Michael L. Morgan. Discovering Levinas. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Works by Emmanuel...


006 Steven Harris - Divine Pedagogy

Steven Harris is a fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre for Christian Ethics and research scholar at Wycliffe College. He’s a part time instructor in Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is the author of a new book, God and the Teaching of Theology: Divine Pedagogy in 1 Corinthians 1–4(, which will be released later this month. Steven, in particular, recommends three precritical commentaries on 1...


005 Porter Taylor -- Alexander Schmemann

My guest in this episode is Porter Taylor. Porter is currently working on a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is Theologian in Residence at Church of the Apostles in Kansas City, MO. He is editor and contributor of a new book, We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann(Pickwick, 2019). He’s here to talk with me about Schmemann, the Russian Orthodox priest and theologian, and his new book. Primary Sources: Alexander Schmemann. For the Life of the World....