Wolves, Gates, & Radical Faith

Posted by Jared Byas on April 6, 2016 in interviews Jared Byas No Comments

The first time Mark Van Steenwyk and I (Jared) met, I was picking him and a group of mutual friends up from a Conference in Phoenix, where I was living and teaching at the time. Our destination: the closest karaoke bar we could find. Our mission: sing our hearts out to the 7 locals that

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Wholeheartedness with Chuck DeGroat

Posted by PeteEnns on March 16, 2016 in interviews 2 Comments

Just this month Chuck DeGroat, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling & Senior Fellow of the Newbigin House of Studies at Western Theological Seminary, came out with his book Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self. So, we metaphorically sat with him and ask him a few questions about it:   1. What

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Christianity & the Grotesque

Posted by Jared Byas on February 12, 2016 in interviews Jared Byas 2 Comments

by Jared Byas Meet Nancy Hightower. I met Nancy, a writer with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver, several years ago now. She was leaving her position at a college in Colorado to write and teach in NYC. I was very interested in her take on creativity, Christianity, and her interest in

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Changing Faith: An Interview with Michael Hidalgo

Posted by PeteEnns on May 15, 2015 in interviews 3 Comments

Today’s post is an interview with Michael Hidalgo, whose Changing Faith: Questions, Doubts and Choices About the Unchanging God comes out this month! Michael and his wife have lived in downtown Denver the past 8 years and have three magnificent, imaginative, hilarious, wonderful children. He currently serves as the lead pastor of Denver Community Church.

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the gospel, the blues, and a world gone wrong

Posted by PeteEnns on December 5, 2014 in interviews 2 Comments

Today’s post is an interview with Gary Burnett (PhD), author of The Gospel According to the Blues. Burnett is a man of diverse talents. He is an honorary lecturer in New Testament in the Institute of Theology at Queens University Belfast (where he teaches New Testament and New Testament Greek), a Fellow of the British Computer Society,

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biblical violence and reading the Bible like Jesus did

Posted by PeteEnns on December 3, 2014 in interviews violence of God 15 Comments

Today’s post is an interview with Derek Flood, author of Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did, which has just been released this week. The book deals with the problem of violence in Scripture, tackling a wide range of troubling passages—from commands

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my interview with Brian McLaren (part 3)

Posted by PeteEnns on September 30, 2014 in interviews Pete's podcasts and interviews The Bible Tells Me So 39 Comments

Today’s post is the third and final installment of my interview with Brian McLaren. As you may recall, Brian asked me three questions about my book The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It and I in turn asked him three questions. We are posting the exact same post on each other’s blogs

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