https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-84bwx-121d1e4 In this episode entitled “The One Who Names Himself”, I look at the frantic search for a meaning and fulfillment. Kanye West’s declaration at Glastonbury that he was the greatest rock star on the planet and the Self-Help Movement are discussed as examples of this phenomenon. You can support this podcast at https://Patreon.com/PhilWyman … More Wild Theology Podcast: The One Who Names Himself Part 1
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yq3si-12032a4 John W. Morehead from MultiFaith Matters and I talk about the my new book Love Big or Go Home. He asks me about the origin story to this book, and I rehearse tales from my own nomadic travels and lessons learned through my time with nomads and assorted travelers. You can support this podcast … More Love Big or Go Home with John W. Morehead
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pga9u-11ffeef In this Wild Theology Podcast, I consider the Pre-Easter vigil of Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Christianity is framed by the idea that life comes from death, and suffering leads to growth and “glory”. Also, in this podcast, I introduce a song pulled form the archives of my life. I write this a number … More Wild Theology Podcast – The Tattered Robes of Life: a song, a pre-Easter meditation
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v7y4n-11e8765 This podcast looks back two years to the first podcasts I started doing. The audio is overdriven and scratchy, but the beginnings of my newly released book Love Big or Go Home were also being scratched out. So, here is a taster of my new book that outlines my Wild Theology about the gospel … More Wild Theology Podcast -The Beginnings of Love Big or Go Home
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5dxpy-11e423c May 4th, 2022 (God willing) I will be moving somewhere near Caernarfon Wales. This is a dream come true, and includes another one of my wild ideas. Join me on this podcast as I share about my dream to live in Wales, and to spend a year and a day walking around the country, … More Wild Theology Podcast – Moving to Wales. The Story of this Dream.
New book. After a few years on the road, I have written this Road Tramp Theology — Love Big or Go Home. … More Love Big or Go Home. New Book on the Inherent Nomadic Nature of the Gospel is Live!
I have a friend in Wales, who works at How the Light Gets In philosophy festival. As a volunteer for the event, I’ve spent a bit of time with him in the late spring while volunteering at the festival. He is a fluent Welsh speaker in his late 50s. He grew up in Wales, and … More Oes Heddwch? Is There Peace?
My preparation for moving to Wales includes trying to become fluent in a Celtic language. Welsh is the most living and regularly used Celtic language in the world, but it is still a minority language in its own country. My moving to Wales will be focused upon working in the Welsh language setting. In this … More John Robinson on Minority Languages and the Gospel: Wild Theology Flashback
This is the second episode looking at the subject I call The Obscene Hermeneut, and we ask whether it is possible that we are being polarized against our own neighbors. Have we begun to see evil where it does not exist? This issue seems even more of a problem only a couple years after first … More Wild Theology Flashbacks – The Obscene Hermeneut Part 2
This three part series from the Wild Theology Podcast from two years ago is where my podcast began. Of course, I had to start with something controversial. In this podcast, I extend Paul Ricouer’s concept of the Hermeneutics of Suspicion to what appears to be a growing problem in our interactions with one another. We … More Revisiting Controversial Podcast from 2 Years Ago
In this podcast, I’m a guest on the Multifaith Matters Podcast hosted by John W. Morehead. We talk about the concept of liminality as it relates to the Christian witness in the world. “Liminal” describes occupying a space at a boundary or threshold. John and I talk about occupying those spaces in our relationships with others. You … More John W. Morehead and I Discuss Liminality and the Christian
I’ve been a Christian since 1980, and a Pentecostal/Evangelical pastor since 1985. I’ve been a pastor on both coasts of the continental United States. First, in Carlsbad, California: a beach city in North San Diego County. Then in the infamous and beautiful New England port city of Salem, MA. I’ve ridden the waves of the … More The Diminishing Returns of the Evangelical Movement
The most recent section of this long study has been posted in three parts. Attached here is a downloadable pdf of the entirety of part 4 of the series, which is a 15,000+ word study. You are welcome to download it, and please, let me know what you think and if you have any ideas … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – part 4 (in pdf)
A Brief History of 20th Century Evangelism Activities: Personal Soul-Winning Tools: The American Tract Society: At the turn of the 19th century, short gospel tracts were being distributed for a quick readable presentation of the gospel. In Boston and New York City, societies were established for the printing of gospel tracts. The two organizations merged … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4c (evangelism techniques)
A Brief (and extremely incomplete) History of Major American Evangelism Influencers: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): Although the 20th century influences on Evangelism are the primary focus of this section, one cannot avoid the American Great Awakenings as fundamental influences in the development of American Evangelical evangelistic praxis. The Mathers, the Williams, and the Stoddards are just a … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4b (influential personalities)