Bonus episode!  A dear friend of the Telos Collective, the Rev. Dr. Emily McGowin of Wheaton College, talks to Bishop Todd and host Erik Willits about the ways academic theology—specifically the realities of the incarnation, the resurrection and the kingdom—hits the ground in leaders’ everyday lives.

On the first half of the podcast, we discuss:

  • What it means to be an incarnational leader
  • How academic theology impacts reality
  • Today’s best approach to missional engagement
  • What ethnography can teach us about mission

This post-Christendom shift demands a more conversational approach to mission.

On the second half of the podcast, the conversation turns to:

  • Current topics missional practitioners should be aware of
  • How the resurrection affects our individual and corporate lives
  • The gospel paradigms that shape our formation
  • Why missional leadership is so difficult today
  • Lessons about missional leadership from the NextGen

The reality of the resurrection forever changes our sense of what’s possible.

Resources Mentioned:

The upcoming Intersection Conference: “Life in the Spirit,” May 12-14, 2021

Wheaton College

Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family by Emily McGowin

“If Women Can Be Saved, Then Women Can Be Priests” by Emily McGowin

“The Problem with Making a Patristic Argument for the Ordination of Women: A Response to Emily McGowin” by Lee Nelson

“Taking Scripture and Women’s Ordination Seriously: A Response to Blake Johnson and Lee Nelson” by Emily McGowin


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