Seminary Dropout 63: Arleen Spenceley, Author of ‘Chastity is for Lovers’

Play

arleen

 

Arleen Spenceley joins me on the show with a better way to talk about sex, singleness, and chastity.

Arleen has a master’s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the same university.

On her blog arleenspenceley.com you’ll find posts designed to encourage critical thought about relationships and sex; to encourage readers who practice chastity; to provide insight into an alternative way of life for the readers who don’t; and to explore how American culture impacts Christianity.

 

Arleen is the author of Chastity is For Lovers

affiliate link

 


 

If you liked this episode then you might also like…

3 Ways for the Church to Talk about Sex Better

Seminary Dropout 028: Mary Demuth on Sexual Abuse & Healing.


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 62: Kyle Canty on Privilege, Ferguson, and History

Play

kc

 

Kyle Canty is a married father of three. He works for Lifeway as the P2 Missions and World Changers City Representative for Philadelphia. He is also an assistant pastor at Great Commission Church located in Philadelphia. He holds a B.S. (Bible) and M.S. (Christian Counseling) Degrees from Cairn University and an MDiv (Urban Studies) from Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, PA) and is currently working on an DMin degree in Urban Missiology at Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, PA). As an aspiring blogger he looks forward to writing more around the intersection of Christian theology, African American History and the marginalized. His blog The Rooftop can be found at thecityrooftop.com or follow him on twitter at @kcanman.

Kyle’s post on Christianity Today: Christ is the Answer to Our Race Problem


If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 007: Grace Sandra

Seminary Dropout 37: Christena Cleveland


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 61: Carl Medearis on Israel, Isis and Tea with Hezbollah

Play

carl-medearisCarl Medearis is an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations.

He acts as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East to promote peace-making, as well as cultural, political and religious dialog leading toward reconciliation. He is the author of the acclaimed book on these issues, Muslims, Christians and Jesus.

Carl, his wife Chris, and three kids lived in Beirut, Lebanon for 12 years. Through their unique and strategic approach around the Arab world, they encouraged university students, business professionals and political leaders to live their lives by the principles and teachings of Jesus in order to change their societies and nations.

Today Carl spends much of his time working with leaders both in the West and in the Arab world with the hope of seeing the Arab Middle East and the West experience full and fruitful relationships through the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

 


If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 010: Jeremy Courtney of Preemptive Love Coalition

Seminary Dropout 006: Shane Claiborne


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 60: Shauna Niequist

Play

SN

Maybe you know Shauna Niequist from one of her many books or maybe you know her from the Relevant Podcast. Shauna has been writing for awhile about faith, food, and life. We talk about all of this plus her upcoming book and more.


If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 53: Jason Boyett on The Apocolypse, & Salvation


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 59: John Stackhouse, Author of ‘Need to Know’

Play

js
John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is an award-winning scholar and public communicator who has spent years adventurously mapping our complex cultural terrain, identifying both its worthy achievements and its zones of confusion.
He collects research from a wide range of sources, corrects currently popular interpretations, and connects audiences with information and insight they can put immediately into practice. He is therefore a skilled guide in helping us chart a course through the prospects and impasses of modern society. And he does all this with a wit you’ll find surprisingly refreshing in a scholar.

affiliate link

How should a Christian think? If a serious Christian wants to think seriously about a serious subject–from considering how to vote in the next election to choosing a career; from deciding among scientific theories to selecting a mate; from weighing competing marketing proposals to discerning the best fitness plan–what does he or she do? This basic question is at the heart of a complex discourse: epistemology. -From the publisher.

 


 

If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 19: Scot McKnight

Seminary Dropout 54: Walter Brueggemann Talking – Reality, Grief, Hope


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 58: Brian Zahnd, Author of ‘A Farewell to Mars’

Play

bzBrian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a Christian congregation located in the heartland of America in Saint Joseph, Missouri. For 31 years, Brian and his wife Peri’s vision for the church has been to be an authentic expression of the Kingdom of Jesus in a modern world. Brian is known for his focus on embracing the deep and long history of the Church and wholeheartedly participating in God’s mission to redeem and restore His world.

 

affiliate link

Brian used to be ‘that pastor’, you know the stereotype of a southern evangelical pastor. Pro-military and pro-empire. He even hosted a Super Bowl style party when the first Iraq war kicked off in 1990. He and his friends ate pizza and watched Wolf Blitzer host the first ‘televised war’. Now, Brian calls that ‘his worst sin’. That’s just the beginning…

 

 

 


 

Out THIS WEEK Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith
This will be my first time to be published. I’m so honored to be in the company of such a great group of diverse men. Order your copy today!


 

If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 44: Preston Sprinkle, Author of Fight: A Christian Case for Nonviolence

Have You Accepted President Obama As Your Personal Lord & Savior?


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 57: JR. Briggs, Author of ‘FAIL: Finding Hope & Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure’

Play

jr

J.R. Briggs serves as Cultural Cultivator of The Renew Community a Jesus community for skeptics and dreamers in Lansdale, PA – a suburb of Philadelphia, which he helped start. He is the founder and director of Kairos Partnerships an initiative that partners with leaders, pastors and church planters during significant kairos moments in ministry. As part of his time with Kairos Partnerships, he serves on staff with The Ecclesia Network and Fresh Expressions U.S. In addition to these responsibilities he speaks regularly, writes, coaches pastors and church planters and consults with Christian colleges, non-profits, mission agencies, churches and other Christian organizations.

affiliate link

“J.R. Briggs has something to say to pastors about our American obsession with ‘success.’ He holds to the Jesus-endorsed notion that those in ministry are called to faithfulness, not success, and that sometimes faithfulness takes the peculiar form of failure. Fail dares to tell the truth and will bring much-needed clarity and comfort to a multitude of ministers who, though faithful, have drunk from the bitter cup of failure.” -Brian Zahnd

 

 


 

One announcement I forgot: Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith
will be available in 4 days!


 

If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 46: ‘Slow Church’ Authors Chris Smith & John Pattison

5 Ways To Be Unsatisfied With Your Church


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

 

Seminary Dropout 56: Kate Wallace of The Junia Project

Play

kwKate Wallace is a co-founder of The Junia Project, Operations Manager for the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium, coordinator for the WHC Freedom Network, and an adjunct professor in political science. She is a committed Christian and millennial feminist who enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. Her favorite theologian is Gilbert Bilezikian, and she loves chocolate, dogs, hiking, J.K Rowling, theatre, and political theory. She holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University.

JPIcon_Gray-01

The Junia Project is a community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women at all levels of leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage. We believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to serve at all levels of the Church, and that leadership should be based primarily on gifting and not on gender.

The Junia Project blog serves as the primary platform for our volunteer writing team and guests to communicate their understanding of egalitarian theology and to share experiences and reflections on gender equality.

 

That Pinterest page we talked about is here.

 

 


If you liked this episode then you might also like…

Seminary Dropout 25: Sarah Bessey, Author of Jesus Feminist

Seminary Dropout 31: Halee Gray Scott, Author of Dare Mighty Things

Dear Proverbs 31 Woman


 

Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

 

Seminary Dropout 55: Gary Black Jr. – Co-author of The Divine Conspiracy Continued

Play

gbjDallas Willards ‘The Divine Conspiracy’ focused  on the personal discipleship and transformation, and in the years since it’s release it’s made a profound impact on the lives of thousands of Christ-followers and odds are some of your favorite contemporary Christian authors have a special place in their hearts for The Divine Conspiracy.

Willard along with my guest Gary Black Jr broaden the message of TDC in TDCC, where they
explore how people of faith live out that discipleship and transformation in society & in                       public.

Gary’s Author Page

 


If you like this episode you’ll also like:

Seminary Dropout 11: Richard Foster

Seminary Dropout 52: James Bryan Smith


Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

Seminary Dropout 54: Walter Brueggemann Talking – Reality, Grief, Hope

Play

wbIt’s hard to introduce someone like Walter Brueggemann. There are just too many accolades to mention. Yes, he’s got degree’s from Elmhurst College, Eden Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Saint Louis University.

He’s written books, at least 58 books by my count.

He’s received numerous awards too including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Union Theological Seminary, and the Luce Theological Fellowship from the Association of Theological Schools. He was named an honorary member of the British Society for Old Testament Study. He received both the Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year award and the Catholic Press Association Book of the Year award for Theology of the Old Testament. The Association of Theological Booksellers named Brueggemann’s “An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination” Best Academic Book in 2004. Brueggemann was inducted as an honorary admiral into the Nebraska Navy. Really… the Nebraska Navy!

So yeah he’s done all that but still it doesn’t seem to adequately describe who he is, so I’ll just say that above all else what impresses me most about Walter Brueggemann is that after all these years he is humble enough to sit down and talk with someone like me.

On the show we talk about his new book
Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks.


patreon

Do you like Seminary Dropout? Have you benefitted from one or more of the interviews you’ve heard here? Then consider supporting Seminary Dropout. We’ve just launched a new and fun way to support the show through a new venue called ‘Patreon’. it’s similar to Kick-starter but it’s for things that are created on an ongoing basis, like podcasts! There are rewards for donating and goals that will improve the show once we meet them.

Please go to SupportSeminaryDropout.com to see it for yourself. Even if you can’t contribute, it’s worth it just to watch the video some past Seminary Dropout guests helped me make.


 

If you liked this episode you’ll also like:

Seminary Dropout 41: Bruxy Cavey

Seminary Dropout 22: Philip Yancey


Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes