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Latest 13 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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What We're Reading | February 2022 (feat. Gerald Hiestand)

The Pastor Theologians Podcast

Our February bonus episode on books we're reading. We are joined by CPT co-founder Gerald Hiestand.  We discuss the following:Krister Stendahl: Paul Among Jews and Gentiles (1976)John Meyendorff: Christ in Eastern Christian Thought (1975)Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad (2017)Eric Nelson: The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God (2019)


3 Feb 2022

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Christian Patriarchal Feminism | Gerald Hiestand & Amy Peeler

The Pastor Theologians Podcast

Is there such a thing as "Patriarchal Feminism"? This apparent contradiction in terms is at the center of a paper written by CPT fellow and co-founder Gerald Hiestand. Gerald joins our podcast along with CPT fellow Amy Peeler to discuss these ideas. How does Christianity enter into and redeem the "toxic masculinity" that has characterized so many human societies throughout history? How does this relate to contemporary debates between complementarians and egalitarians and, specifically, the question of women's ordination?

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16 Aug 2021

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Christian Insurrection and Our Gospel Witness | Gerald Hiestand

The Pastor Theologians Podcast

On a special midweek episode, we share a sermon by CPT co-founder and board chair Gerald Hiestand. This sermon was preached at Calvary Memorial Church outside Chicago on Sunday, January 10, 2021, in response to the deadly assault on the US Capitol by pro-Trump conservatives.


12 Jan 2021

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Shepherding a Politically Diverse Congregation | Gerald Hiestand

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Are there legitimate "conservative" and "liberal" impulses in the Christian faith? How does personality and temperament relate to political affiliation for church leaders and congregants? How can pastors shepherd their congregations well during a time of heightened political polarization? We discuss these and other questions with CPT Co-founder Gerald Hiestand, who serves as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church, a politically diverse congregation in the near west suburbs of Chicago.


5 Oct 2020

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The Pastor as Ecclesial Theologian | Gerald Hiestand

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What makes the pastor theologian different from the academic theologian? What types of theological reflection is the pastor particularly well-positioned to engage? What has been lost as the theological task has moved away from the church and into the academy? This episode features a conference lecture from Dr. Gerald Hiestand, co-founder of the CPT.


29 Jun 2020

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Irenaeus, the Devil, and the Goodness of Creation | Gerald Hiestand

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In this episode, Gerald Hiestand explores and explains his PhD research on the church father, Irenaeus of Lyons. What implications do Irenaeus' unique cosmology and origin narrative for the Devil have for the doctrines of sin, salvation, and creation? Was the occasion for Satan's fall pride (as in the traditional narrative popularized by Origen and Augustine) or envy against humanity? What is the biblical support for this narrative?


17 Feb 2020

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Earning a PhD as a Full-Time Pastor (Part 2) | Gerald Hiestand

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How can pastors establish habits for study that will lead to success in PhD research? What are the advantages and disadvantages to pursuing a degree while serving as a pastor in a local church? What are challenges related to life, family, and finances that should be taken into account when considering part-time study? How can you evaluate whether your internal motivation will sustain you during a long research process?


10 Feb 2020

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Earning a PhD as a Full-Time Pastor (Part 1) | Gerald Hiestand

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Should pastors pursue PhD research? What are the differences between the American and European systems for PhD programs? What should you keep in mind when reaching out to a potential advisors? How developed should my research proposal be when applying for programs? CPT co-founder Gerald Hiestand shares his story of studying for a PhD while serving as a full-time pastor at Calvary Memorial Church outside Chicago.


3 Feb 2020

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Episode 16 – Gerald Hiestand | Confronting the Separation between Theology and the Church

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Gerald Hiestand, Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church and Co-Founder of the CPT, joins the podcast again to discuss the inception of the CPT as an organization. What was its original vision for the organization and what is the vision for its future? What opportunities are there for those who love theological scholarship but do not have opportunity or feel called to the academy? 


8 Jul 2019

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Hebrews, Interpretation, and Preaching (Part 2) | Amy Peeler & Gerald Hiestand

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Part 2 of our conversation with CPT Fellow Amy Peeler. Amy is a New Testament professor at Wheaton College as well as Associate Rector at St. Mark Episcopal Church in Geneva, IL. Our second guest on this episode is Gerald Hiestand, co-founder of the CPT, and Senior Pastor at Calvary Memorial Church. On this episode we discuss the New Testament Book of Hebrews, issues with its background and interpretation, as well as some of the opportunities and challenges associated with preaching this text in the local church.


6 May 2019