Episode 152: Encounter People with Michael Frost

On this special edition of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael continue a new series called Make Disciples. On this episode, they are joined by Mike Frost to talk about how disciples encounter people. Be sure to follow along with us in Michael's recent book, Make Disciples: Discover the Spiritual Journey of a Christ-Follower and …

Episode 151: God’s Will with Lucas Pulley and Bill Couchenour

On this special edition of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael begin a new series called Make Disciples. On this episode, they are joined by Lucas Pulley and Bill Couchenour to talk about God's will. Be sure to follow along with us in Michael's recent book, Make Disciples: Discover the Spiritual Journey of a Christ-Follower …

Episode 150: What is a Disciple with Alan Hirsch

On this special edition of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael begin a new series called Make Disciples. On this episode, they are joined by Alan Hirsch to talk about the definition of "disciple." Be sure to follow along with us in Michael's recent book, Make Disciples: Discover the Spiritual Journey of a Christ-Follower and …

Episode 149: Christian Nationalism with Andrew Whitehead

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael are joined by Dr. Andrew Whitehead to discuss his recent book, American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gosepl and Threatens the Church. Dr. Whitehead discusses his journey as he wrestled with his own faith background and how it intersected with Christian nationalism. In his …

Episode 148: The Evangelical Imagination with Karen Swallow Prior

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael are joined by Dr. Karen Swallow Prior to discuss her recent book, The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis. Dr. Prior discusses, among other things, how 18th century evangelicalism during the Victorian Age impacts us today. The influences of …

Episode 145: Contextualization Risk Paradox

On this special episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we listen in to the first Areopagus Symposium with Dr. Michael T. Cooper sharing on the topic of contextualization. Missiologists have frequently recognized the thin line between contextualization and syncretism. This symposium will introduce broad boundaries in the missionary task which account for the tendency to either …

Episode 142: The Church and Mental Health

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, author and co-founder of a ministry focused on trauma healing, Evan Owens, joins Andrew and Michael to discuss mental health in the church. Evan shares how psychology is catching up with what we know about the importance of long-term relationships for personal well-being versus one-hour counseling sessions. One …

Episode 132: A New Theological Education Initiative

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Michael and Andrew reveal a new theological education initiative in partnership with the Movement Leaders Collective. The founders, Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson, join the podcast to talk about the significance of this collaborative initiative for movement thinkers. As we are fond of saying, "To shift the tracks …

Episode 131: “Did you see Jesus in the Super Bowl?”

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Prof Matt Harbour joins Andrew and Michael to talk about the Jesus ads at the Super Bowl. Prof Harbour and Michael recently co-authored an article on the Christology of He Gets Us that will appear on March 1 in the Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society. Andrew probes …

Ep 116: Stewarding Followers of Jesus in Theological Education

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael are joined by Greg Henson, president of Kairos University to discuss the seminary's role in stewarding followers of Jesus in theological education. Kairos University's unique collaborative innovation focuses on theological education that is affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. Its watchword is easily summarized as discipling …

Ep 115: Theological Education for the Church

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew, Matt, and Michael are joined by Dr. Scott Manor, president of Knox Theological Seminary to discuss theological education and the church. Accessibility is one of the major issues confronting seminaries around the country. Innovative seminaries are stepping away from the traditional campus model and taking seminary to …

Ep 114: Church Planters and Theological Education

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we begin a multi-part series on theological education. In part one, we focus in on church planters and theological education. While enrollment in theological education is at an all-time high, according to the Association of Theological Schools, the question remains whether or not seminary is still relevant. We …

Ep 111: A Conversation with the President of Kyiv Theological Seminary

On this special edition of the Ephesiology Podcast, Michael speaks with Ruslan Khmyz, president of Kyiv Theological Seminary about what is happening in Ukraine. He shares the story of how he and his family were stirred by God to leave Kyiv just as the bomb and missiles were hitting targets in the city. You'll hear …

Ep 110: The Dissenting Evangelicals

Has Power Corrupted Our Witness? On this Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Matt discuss insights and cultural implications from David Brooks' (New York Times) opinion article "The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself." Find us on your favorite podcast app. Just search "Ephesiology." Partner with Ephesiology If you've benefited from the Ephesiology Podcast, would you consider …

Ep 107: The Art and Science of Planting Churches

Peyton Jones joins us on this Ephesiology Podcast to talk about his latest book, Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Church Planting. We talk about church starting versus church planting as well as current trends focusing on marketing the church. No discussion about church planting is incomplete without a conversation about APEST. Peyton dives …

Ep 106: Evangelical Voices in Tumultuous Times

We are joined on this Ephesiology Podcast by Kathy Richard Bhatia, co-editor of the Ephesiology book Social Injustice, Volume II: Evangelical Voices in Tumultuous Times. Having been born in Baghdad and raised in the Middle East, Kathy brings a unique background to talk about issues of justice. This present volume is a 10-year anniversary bringing …

Ep 104: What has Ephesiology to do with Mars Hill?

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill has been one of this year's most popular podcast series. On this Ephesiology Podcast, we begin to unpack the issues in light of an Ephesiological framework for a New Testament movement. Andrew and Matt lead the discussion from places of personal experience with leaders who have abused their authority in ministry. Don't miss this longer than usual episode of the Ephesiology Podcast.

Ep 101: The Movement of God to Disciple the Nations

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we interview Dr. Randy Newman about his new book Mere Evangelism: 10 Insights from C.S. Lewis to Help You Share Your Faith. Dr. Newman walks us through Lewis' ideas of engaging our culture with the gospel. We talk about pre-evangelism which paves the way for evangelism. Randy suggests Lewis was a wonderful model of this pattern in his radio program and fiction writing.

Ep 100: Is there a Biblical Worldview?

This week on the Ephesiology Podcast Andrew, Matt, and Michael discuss the interesting topic of a biblical worldview. With more than 8,000 denominations and so many different expressions of Christianity, our podcasters rightly ask the question, "Who determines what a biblical worldview looks like?" To get there, they discuss a definition of worldview and consider …

Ep 98: The Changing American Worldview

On this Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael discuss the recent Barna study on the American Worldview. The shocking, but not altogether surprising, data revealed that only 6 percent of Americans hold an identifiable "biblical" worldview. Our podcasters talk about the survey as well as correlating factors that have impacted this phenomenon. In the end, to …

Ep 97: Mere Evangelism

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we interview Dr. Randy Newman about his new book Mere Evangelism: 10 Insights from C.S. Lewis to Help You Share Your Faith. Dr. Newman walks us through Lewis' ideas of engaging our culture with the gospel. We talk about pre-evangelism which paves the way for evangelism. Randy suggests Lewis was a wonderful model of this pattern in his radio program and fiction writing.

Ep 95: Church Planting Where the Church is Planted?

We continue in our series After Evangelicalism, What? with the provocative topic of church planting. Starting new churches has long been considered one of the most strategic methods of evangelism. However, with more churches closing than starting in 2019, we rightly reconsider its strategic nature. Should we plant a church where the church is already …