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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

In this conversation Paul Axton and Ryan Hemmer discuss philosophy of science as it impacts theology and as worked out by Bernard Lonergan.

Ryan also recently started his own podcast, Systematically.

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Paul Axton preaches: In the 1960’s and into the 70’s – with the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, the rise of the drug culture – what we call the cultural revolution – a phenomena called the Jesus People came about. Youth Culture meets the Church. We are not at the end of this cultural clash but can assess it through Corinthians.

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Ryan Hemmer has explored key thinkers on the question of Christ and culture. In this episode Ryan explains the significance of Paul Ricouer, Rene Girard, and Sigmund Freud, in regard to the role of culture. What role for evil and desire or goodness and deity in language and culture?

Ryan also recently started his own podcast, Systematically.

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In this introductory sermon to I Corinthians, Paul Axton compares the measure of the cross to the health and wealth gospel and the philosophy of church growth as a measure of success.

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Paul Axton interviews Ryan Hemmer who is completing a major work on Bernard Lonergan. Here are his insights into this key theologian of the 20th century. Lonergan provides the basis for theology to forge ahead into previously uncharted territory and Ryan explains why.

Ryan also recently started his own podcast, Systematically.

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Jason Rodenbeck and Paul Axton discuss the newest course available on PBI.

Matthew: Gospel of Kingdoms is an in-depth, theologically reflective reading of the book of Matthew which allows Jesus' life and teaching to challenge all of our ideas about the way life is supposed to work in this world. We see Jesus' Kingdom vision as truly as we can and learn to imagine what it was he saw as he taught it. Learning how it defied the expectations of the first-century people awaiting the Messiah helps us see how our own contemporary expectations aren't much different and how Jesus is as shocking today as he was 2000 years ago.

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In part three of this discussion, Paul Axton and Megan Kenyon talk about the failures and inadequacies of Utopian societies and attempt to describe the ideal understanding of the Christian community - especially as it relates to the embodied human condition and the need to meet the entirety of human needs. As a female artist, Megan describes the particular struggle of women in the Church.

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Paul Axton preaches: Persons were a minority among people of first century Rome. Onesimus and Jesus did not qualify as Persons according to Roman law. Christ, by becoming a slave, overturns the valuation system of the world and in the process redefines what it means to be a person.

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In part two of this interview, Megan Kenyon describes the blossoming of art in its relation to the renaissance and reformation, and then the fragmenting of thought and theology as reflected in modern art.

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Paul Axton quotes two poets, Woodie Guthrie and Jason Rodenbeck, to make the point that bad theology fused with capitalism enslaves. We are to be about the work of redemptive creation care in all of our labors.

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