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J. R. Daniel Kirk
Works at Fuller Theological Seminary
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Preacher--you are not alone! Weekly conversation around the texts from the Revised Common Lectionary are here on the #LectioCast  podcast!

This is a fun, quick way to energize and jumpstart your weekly sermon prep, or simply to listen in on biblical conversation each week.

Check us out. Listen to an episode or two and see if you catch the bug!
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "God has decided to use people--no really!" Edition
One of the problems with getting all super spiritual is that we sometimes tend to well spiritualize everything We think we are learning new levels of faith and trust when we look to God alone not realizing that God has given us people around us for the purpose of speaking wisdom caring for us and receiving our care We think that our prayers have reached a newfound level of purity when we leave aside requests for things petitions for inner transfo...
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "God might want more from us than us showing everyone we're right about everything"-Edition.
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "How to not allow faith to become the enemy of your religious life"-Edition
For a number of years now I have been rethinking the idea of "faith," or "belief." (I mentioned this last week as part of my reflections on the privilege of teaching scripture.) An important part o...
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Blogito Ergo Sum: Did the ancient Romans practice pederasty? And why might that matter for how we read the New Testament?
A few weeks ago, City Church in San Francisco announced its decision to become a "third way" church with respect to the issue of homosexual practice: a church where there could be divergence of opi...
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "We All Need a Little Easter Hope" Edition
If you're someone with mad computer programming skills, I would like you to create the next big Facebook time-waster. It's one of those "Take this to find out which ____ you are" quizzes. I want yo...
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "Jesus's Disciples Really Did Break the Sabbath and Jesus Really Did Think It Was Ok"-Edition
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Preaching Rom 5 this week? My commentary for the Narrative Lectionary is up at workingpreacher.org!
Last week’s study of Romans 1:1-17 highlighted how our response of faith joins us to a story that has come before -- the story of God’s long
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "Ken Wilson talks about how to hold differences, and community, with tenacity"-Edition
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Blogito Ergo Sum: "Seeking the will of God when you're not the Messiah. Or even Paul"-Edition
Reading through the opening chapters of Matthew's Gospel this morning, I was struck afresh by the overwhelming amount of angelic intervention. An angel tells Joseph what's up with Mary's pregnancy ...
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Blogito Ergo Sum, "Bible Teachers Make Strange the Familiar" Edition.
Yesterday Fuller Northern California celebrated the retirement of John Koeker after 55 years of teaching biblical languages for Fuller. He asked that I say a few words about the privilege of teachi...
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Blogito ergo sum: "Review of Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday" Edition
Rachel Held Evans is back with another run at the intersection between her life in East Tennessee, the struggle to find a viable expression of evangelical faith, and how those two realities form a ...
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  • Fuller Theological Seminary
    Associate Professor of New Testament, 2012 - present
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
    Assistant Professor of New Testament, 2008 - 2012
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Holyoke, MA - Auburn, AL - Newport, RI - Burke, VA - Rota, Spain - Winston Salem, NC - Chapel Hill, NC - Philadelphia, PA - Durham, NC
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New Testament Prof and Inveterate Blogger
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I unlocked Romans.
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  • Duke University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University
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