Conversations with Pastor Edwards
Our Pastor's Weekly Radio Progam
February 10, 2019
Paul Speaks with Dr. David VanDrunen • February 10, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Just about everyone will face a difficult bioethics decision at some point. In this book a theologian, ethicist, and lawyer equips Christians to make such decisions based on biblical truth, wisdom, and virtue. David VanDrunen (PhD, Loyola University Chicago) is the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, California. He is the author of Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions.
February 3, 2019
Paul Speaks with Dr. Mark Durie • February 3, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Dr. Mark Durie is the author of The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom which addresses the status of non-Muslims under Islamic rule in the light of history, theology and global patterns of religious discrimination. It includes a compelling overview of Islam itself, and critical reflections on the 'dhimmitude of the West'. Dr. Durie is an academic, human rights activist, Anglican pastor, a Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology in Australia.
January 27, 2019
Paul Speaks with Dr. Jacob Needleman • January 27, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Paul speaks with Dr. Jacob Needleman about his book "What is God?" Needleman is a polar opposite of Paul theologically and philosophically, yet the two were able to engage in a fascinating conversation about their individual experiences in knowing God. Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, former Visiting Professor at Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico, and former Director of the Center for the study of New Religions at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He was educated in philosophy at Harvard, Yale and the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has also served as Research Associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, as a Research Fellow at Union Theological Seminary, as Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of California Medical School and as guest Professor of Religious Studies at the Sorbonne, Paris (1992).
December 23, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Ben Witherington • December 23, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Breaking News: Jesus wasn't born in a stable. In this conversation with New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington, we destabilize (did you see what we did there?) many of the aspects of the Christmas Story that have no basis in facts or the Scriptures themselves.
December 16, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Miroslav Volf • December 16, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In his book, "Allah: A Christian Response," theologian and scholar Dr. Miroslav Volf posits that Christians may have more in common with Muslims than they think, but most startling is the assertion that it is possible to be 100% Christian and also be a practicing Muslim.
December 2, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Ray Rhodes • December 2, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Part One of a Two Part conversation with Dr. Ray Rhodes, the author of the recently released definitive biography of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of "the Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. While many Christians recognize the name of Charles H. Spurgeon, the beloved preacher and writer, few are familiar with the life and legacy of his wife, Susie. Yet Susannah Spurgeon was an accomplished and devout woman of God who had a tremendous ministry in her own right, as well as in support of her husband. Even while dealing with serious health issues, she administered a book fund for poor pastors, edited and published her husband’s sermons and other writings, led a pastor’s aid ministry, wrote five books, made her home a hub of hospitality, and was instrumental in planting a church. And as her own writing attests, she was also a warm, charming, and fascinating woman.
November 25, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Stephen Um • November 25, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Dr. Stephen Um is the author of "Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church." Right now, more people live in urban centers than ever before. This means that we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the majority of the world through the church in the city.
October 7, 2018
Paul speaks with David Innes and Lisa Sharon Harper • October 7, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In Left, Right, and Christ, political opposites Lisa Sharon Harper of Jim Wallis’s Sojourners and David Innes of The King’s College offer their political perspectives as Christians. Besides intimating that each has political opinions and that each is a Christian, there’s little agreement.
September 30, 2018
Paul Speaks with Jedd Medefind • September 30, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Jedd Medefind led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. Paul speaks with Jedd about his book, "Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World." “Upended shows how an authentic, reflective, engaged faith—the revolutionary faith taught by Jesus—can result in a life of meaning, purpose, compassion, and significance.” —Michael Gerson, columnist, Washington Post and former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
September 23, 2018
Paul Speaks with Historian D. G. Hart from Hillsdale College • September 23, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Dr. D. G. Hart is the author of "From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of AmericanConservatism. Dr. Hart provides an iconoclastic new history of the entrance of evangelical Christians into national American politics. Examining the key players of the “Religious Right” ― Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and many others ― D. G. Hart argues that evangelicalism is (and always has been) a bad fit with classic political conservatism.
September 16, 2018
Paul Speaks with Jonathan Morrow • September 16, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Author and equipping pastor Jonathan Morrow discusses issues related to faith and culture with Paul Edwards of www.godandculture.com on his radio show. What does the Christian worldview have to say to the big issues of our day? What is our biblical responsibility to engage culture? We’ll talk about all this and more.
September 2, 2018
Paul Speaks with David Kinnaman • September 2, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
David Kinnaman is the president of the Barna Group and author of "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church." Millions of young Christians are disconnecting from church as they transition to adulthood. They are real people, not just statistics. "You Lost Me" reveals the long-awaited results of a new nationwide study of 18- to 29-year-olds with a Christian background.