Whole & Holy: The Bethel Seminary Podcast
Why Work Matters

Why Work Matters

June 9, 2022

Pastors Nathan Miller and Aaron Brockmeier, leaders in the "Made to Flourish" network, join Bethel Seminary Dean Dr. Peter Vogt for a conversation about the role work plays in Christian discipleship.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Made to Flourish Network -- free resources for people interested in learning more about the integration of faith and work

Bethel Seminary "Work with Purpose" Resource page

Luke Bobo, et al, Fertile Ground: Faith and Work for Youth Pastors

Luke Bobo and Skye Jethani, Discipleship With Monday in Mind: Connecting Faith and Work

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

Tom Nelson, The Flourishing Pastor: Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership

Amy Sherman, Agents of Flourishing: Pursuing Shalom in Every Corner of Society

Amy Sherman, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work

The Porter's Gate (https://www.theportersgate.com/)

Letters to the Exiles -- For the Life of the World (https://www.letterstotheexiles.com/)

Theology of Work free online commentary: https://www.theologyofwork.org/resources/theology-of-work-bible-commentary-free-online

Windrider Institute workplace visit videos:

 
Behind the Business
Behind the Business Film: https://vimeo.com/661028447/351da296ba
Story Behind the Film: https://vimeo.com/646615586/4fbf0d8b6c

Seng the Plumber
Seng the Plumber Film: https://vimeo.com/661267319/7694b96357
Story Behind the Film: https://vimeo.com/645385742/9a12f8d827

 
For more on having congregants share how they serve the Lord where they stand on Monday morning (#ServeWhereYouStand), you can contact Aaron at PastorAaron@faithmpls.org or reach him on social media.

 

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Rethinking Evangelism

Rethinking Evangelism

April 8, 2022

Bethel Seminary Dean Dr. Peter Vogt has a conversation with Rev. Joe Boyd about evangelism, why it matters and how to help churches and followers of Jesus be more effective at it.

Resources mentioned in this episode are:

Timothy International (micro churches): https://usa.ttionline.org/micro-churches/
 
Rick Richardson, You Found Me
 
Organic Outreach books:
For churches
 
For Ordinary people
 
Grace Fellowship
 
Coaching 
 
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Jesus Now Playing

Jesus Now Playing

February 24, 2022

This episode features a conversation with Bethel Seminary professors Jeannine Brown and John Dunne. They discuss ancient and modern portrayals of Jesus and how they help us better understand the Gospels.

 

Works mentioned in this episode:

 

Richard Walsh and Jeffrey Staley, Jesus, the Gospels, and Cinematic Imagination: Introducing Jesus Movies, Christ Films, and the Messiah in Motion

Adele Reinhartz, Jesus of Hollywood

W. Barnes Tatum, Jesus at the Movies 3rd edition

Jeannine Brown, The Gospels as Stories: A Narrative Approach to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Seminary for Everyone at Bethel Seminary

 

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Why Missions Matters

Why Missions Matters

September 27, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Ivan Veldhuizen, Vice president for International Ministries at Converge. He oversees all mission efforts and missionaries for Converge. This conversation focuses on the importance of missions to the local church.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Converge Missions

J.D. Greear, Gaining By Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send

David Platt, Something Needs to Change: An Urgent Call to Make Your Life Count (audiobook)

John Piper and David Mathis, eds. Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged

"Never the Same" video

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Making Sense of Bible Translation

Making Sense of Bible Translation

July 9, 2021

This episode features Drs. Jeannine Brown and Mark Strauss, who serve on the Committee on Bible Translation as well as professors of New Testament at Bethel Seminary. They discuss translation philosophy and share insights into the decisions of the Bible translation team.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Gordon Fee and Mark Strauss, How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth

Glen Scorgie, Mark Strauss, and Steven Voth, eds., The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God's Word to the World

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Combatting Misinformation

Combatting Misinformation

June 4, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Rachel Wightman, who serves as Associate Director for Instruction and Outreach at Concordia University Library in St. Paul, MN. She has researched and teaches on dealing with misinformation and how to address it.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

AllSides - www.allsides.com
Rachel's website - www.racheliwightman.com
Rachel's Instagram where ideas are shared - @faithful.factchecking
Marketing is NOT a Dirty Word

Marketing is NOT a Dirty Word

March 12, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Michael Vedders, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing at Bethel University.  He and Bethel Seminary Dean Peter Vogt discuss the importance of marketing for churches, what it is -- and is not, and some things to consider in effective marketing.

 

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Leading in Times of Division with Leith Anderson

Leading in Times of Division with Leith Anderson

October 16, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Leith Anderson, pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, and president emeritus of the National Association of Evangelicals.  We discuss strategies for effective leadership in times of division.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie MN

National Association of Evangelicals

World Vision

Hosanna Church, Lakeville MN, series on religion and politics

Richard Mouw, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World

Leith Anderson and Galen Cary, Faith in the Voting Booth: Practical Wisdom for Voting Well

 

Thank you for listening!  Please send feedback and suggestions for future episodes to whole-and-holy@bethel.edu.

 

Eliminating Hurry with John Mark Comer

Eliminating Hurry with John Mark Comer

September 17, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Pastor John Mark Comer, who serves as Pastor of Vision and Teaching at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon.  He is married to Tammy and they have three kids.  He is author of several books, including the focus of today's conversation, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.

Check out his website here.

Works mentioned in this episode:

John Mark Comer, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

John Mark Comer, How to Unhurry

Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church

 

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Confronting Racism

Confronting Racism

June 11, 2020

This episode features a conversation with David A. French about racism in the US and how Christians might think about responding.  David is a columnist and senior editor of The Dispatch, who also writes for Time magazine and formerly was a staff writer for National Review.  He graduated from Harvard Law School and is an attorney who has worked extensively on religious liberty issues.  He served as an Army officer in the Iraq war.  He and his wife, Nancy, live in Tennessee with their three children.

Works mentioned in this episode:

"American Racism: We've Got So Very Far to Go"

 

Follow David on Twitter @DavidAFrench

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