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 …

Ep 94: After Evangelicalism, What?

In this Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew, Matt, and Michael begin a conversation about what might come after evangelicalism. Many have been disenchanted by a distorted form of evangelicalism in the United States. The inclination toward nationalism, moral failures of high profile pastors, power struggles in prominent churches have led some evangelicals to reconsider their allegiance to …

Ep 85: The Two Witnesses

From the seven seals to the seven trumpets, one thing seems clear. The disciples continue to have a mission on earth during tumultuous times. Join Dr. Cooper, Dr. Feiser, and Dr. Harris as they discuss the seals, the little scroll, and what John meant when he was told, "you must again must prophesy about many people and nations and languages and kings" (Rev 10:11).

Ep 84: The Disciples’ Mission

From the seven seals to the seven trumpets, one thing seems clear. The disciples continue to have a mission on earth during tumultuous times. Join Dr. Cooper, Dr. Feiser, and Dr. Harris as they discuss the seals, the little scroll, and what John meant when he was told, "you must again must prophesy about many people and nations and languages and kings" (Rev 10:11).

Ep 83: The Disciples of Jesus

The seven seals reveal more than simply the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Join us this week on the Ephesiology Podcast as Dr. Feiser, Dr. Harris, and Dr. Cooper discuss what seal 5 reveals about Jesus' disciples. While the septets (seven seals, trumpets, and bowls) describe the mounting political, economic, and social upheaval, there is hope for those who remain faithful to the word of God and the witness it bears.