Whole & Holy: The Bethel Seminary Podcast
Christians and Politics: Faithfulness in the Public Square

Christians and Politics: Faithfulness in the Public Square

November 4, 2019

Special guest Justin Giboney is featured on this episode.  Justin is one of the co-founders of the AND Campaign.  The AND Campaign believes that politics is a limited, but essential forum for pursuing the well-being of our neighbors. It is limited in both its scope and its effectiveness. Politics can and should only reach so much and so far, and political solutions will never approach the perfect justice that Jesus will bring and is bringing. Our hope in all things is in Him. There is rarely one Christian position on a public policy issue, but every Christian should be thinking Christianly about politics. In the policies The AND Campaign promotes and in the positions we take, we believe social justice (&) moral order are not at odds, but are two sides of the same coin. We seek to act as faithful Christians, applying the timeless values of our faith and Christianity’s true account to the reality we all face, in this political moment. We invite all who affirm our approach to join us in our work to assert a compassionate and convictional witness into the public square.

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.

In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The AND Campaign

Church Politics Podcast   The "Church Politics" Podcast is where you can get in-depth political analysis from a Christian worldview with Michael Wear & Justin Giboney

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Feeling the Pinch: Personal Finance and Pastoral Ministry

Feeling the Pinch: Personal Finance and Pastoral Ministry

October 16, 2019

This episode features a special guest, Leif Erickson, from Thrivent Financial Services.

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Resources mentioned on this episode:

Online Resources 
Books
Leadership in Christian Perspective

Leadership in Christian Perspective

September 23, 2019

A conversation with Dr. Justin Irving, Professor of Ministry Leadership and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Bethel Seminary, and Dr. Mark Strauss, University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, discussing their new book, Leadership in Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant Leaders.

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Falling Away

Falling Away

September 4, 2019

This episode features a conversation with Rev. Laurel Bunker about the recent announcement by evangelical leaders that they are leaving (or at least seriously reconsidering) their faith.

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

Stephanie Williams O'Brien, Stay Curious: How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith.  Pre-order at Amazon by clicking here.

What’s New In New Testament (Studies)?

What’s New In New Testament (Studies)?

August 6, 2019

A conversation with Dr. John Dunne, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary.  

Works mentioned in this show:

Paul and the Gift, by John M.G. Barclay

"A Perplexing Gift: Toward Clarity In The Evangelical-Mormon Interfaith Dialogue On Grace." John Anthony Dunne.  Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60:2 (Jun 2017)

The Most Important Ministry of the Church

The Most Important Ministry of the Church

August 6, 2019

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Denise Muir Kjesbo, Professor of Children and Family Ministry at Bethel Seminary, and Pastor of Discipleship at The Point Is to Serve Church in Sioux Falls, SD.  

 

Links to references in the show:

 
International Network for Children's Ministry:  incm.org
Hosts of the Children's Pastor's Conference
 
9 month Children's Ministry Certificate in Children's Ministry offered in collaboration with The Cory Center for Children's Ministry of Bethel Seminary
 
Hosts of the D6. Family Ministry Conference
D6 Family Ministry Certificate: 8 month Certificate in Family Ministry offered in collaboration with The Cory Center for Children's Ministry of Bethel Seminary
 
 The 4/14 Window Movement is a Global Mission Movement focusing on Reaching, Rescuing, Rooting, and Releasing children and youth (0-18 years old) to reach their full transformational impact in their family, community, and nation.
Social Media and Relationship Health

Social Media and Relationship Health

August 6, 2019

This episode features a conversation with Tina Watson Wiens, Assistant Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Bethel Seminary.

Becoming Whole & Holy

Becoming Whole & Holy

August 3, 2019

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