Introducing: The Paulcast Podcast & Easy Book Giveaway (Books about Paul)

Introducing: The Paulcast Podcast & Easy Book Giveaway (Books about Paul) March 28, 2016

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It has been a long time since I’ve been on the blog. Way. Too. Long.

As some of you know, I’ve been steeped knee deep in it: grad school, a great church start-up, and my awesome family. All wonderful things–but I’ve had to put some creative extracurriculars on hold.

But now it is time to re-engage with my online friends who have cheered me on over the years. So…





The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul is my latest project.

Here’s the deal: in order to create the sort of momentum a project like this needs, I need your help.

This is a shameless plug.

But I want to make it worth it for you. So… I’m hosting a book giveaway!

I’m giving away 10 different books to 10 different winners, who will be chosen randomly this coming Saturday morning. I will list the books below.

In order to both help me out and enter my little contest, here’s what you need to do (this is on the honor system, so I’m giving you all my trust 😉 )–

  1. Subscribe to The Paulcast via iTunes. (Sorry if you don’t use iTunes. But please do subscribe via Feedburner)
  2. Leave a quick review (5 stars is preferred!) on iTunes for The Paulcast. This helps iTunes notice us! (Find the podcast in the iTunes store via the above link or by searching the word, “Paulcast.” Then, click on the “reviews” tab and click the link that says).
  3. Share this blog post link on Facebook with a brief “status update” inviting others to enter this blog contest and subscribe to the podcast!
  4. Comment on this blog post (not on the FB thread) indicating that you you have done the above 3 steps. Leave me an email address or other contact info so I can find you if you happen to be a randomly chosen winner. Also, make sure you pick your favorite book from the list to let me know which one you’d prefer.


Well, thanks for reading and please leave me feedback about The Paulcast!

Books I’m Giving Away (all about Paul!)

  1. The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction by Kent Yinger
  2. Approaches to Paul: A Student’s Guide to Recent Scholarship by Magnus Zetterholm
  3. Paul: In Fresh Perspective by N.T. Wright
  4. The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective edited by Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica
  5. Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978–-2013 by N.T. Wright
  6. Through the Eyes of N.T. Wright: A Reader’s Guide to Paul and the Faithfulness of God by Derek Vreeland
  7. The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire by Neil Elliott
  8. Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle by Pamela Eisenbaum
  9. Four Views on the Apostle Paul (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) edited by Michael Bird
  10. Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society edited by Richard Horsley

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31 responses to “Introducing: The Paulcast Podcast & Easy Book Giveaway (Books about Paul)”

  1. Kurt, I’m very much looking forward to this podcast. You’ve become a pastor of sorts to me after being rejected by my former congregation. I’ve shared, reviewed, and subscribed!

  2. Subscribed and left a review. I’m working on finishing up a degree in Criminal Justice with Ethics from a Christian University. In my degree process I need 3 Bible classes and 1 Theology class. The class I just started is “The Life of Paul.” Your series couldn’t have come at a better time. As a prisoner’s wife and criminal justice advocate, I feel often left out of mainstream Christianity that I feel sometimes uses Paul’s words to bend to their own political agenda. Really looking forward to this series. Thank you! My email address is: Shared as well.

  3. Subscribed, reviewed and shared on Facebook. Looking forward to more, Kurt!

    The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire by Neil Elliott

  4. Reviewed on iTunes and shared on FB & Twitter. This really seems like an Epic podcast which discusses a great biblical character who helped the Church through his preaching and writings. St Paul is one of my favorites.. It was his conversion story which drew me in. You can find me on Twitter ( @joesales). Feel free to contact me there. If I had to pick a book out of the above list, I’d pick Four Views on the Apostle Paul and/or Paul was not a Christian.

  5. Subscribed, reviewed and shared! The arrogance of nations. You can find me @mikecarp89 on Twitter. Looking forward to more!

  6. Done, done, and done. The Arrogance of Nations is most interesting to me. Twitter (@DrWilcock) or Facebook (Sam Wilcock) for contact.

  7. All set! I’ve really enjoyed the podcast so far. I’m looking forward to your promise to work podcast your way through some of Paul’s letters. I’m interested in the the McKnight and Modica book.

  8. I did all of the above. you can find me as @matreames on most social media platforms and you can contact me on twitter or Facebook Mathew Garrett Reames. Also the book by Derek Vreeland would be most preferred with Paul and Empire coming in second.

  9. I am doing all three. Itunes messed up on my computer so I am working with it. My son pointed me to you as he LOVES Paul and knows I would enjoy these. Thanks. Any book I win will eventually get to my son for his collection.

  10. Completed! I am so excited for this podcast! If I were to win, any book would be great! Thank you! (

  11. Subscribed, reviewed, shared, evangelized! Thanks for starting this podcast. You can find me on twitter (@philip_ryan86).

  12. A great idea for a podcast. I’m looking forward to listening. I have subscribed, shared and soon will review (I should listen to an episode first).

  13. Hi there, have done all the above – Four Views on the Apostle Paul (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) edited by Michael Bird is my fave 🙂

    Email address is (with the spaces removed) t a bacon 1 0 0 @ g mail . com

    Just a heads-up, once you’ve finished this process can I recommend you delete all comments on this post? A lot of hackers deliberately browse for blog-posts like these, and given most people are commenting through Facebook, they’ve got an easy list of people who’ve given their primary email address, usually the one associated with the social media accounts. I’ve added the spaces in the above purely because a lot of hackers use a simple program to mop up the email addresses, and so I’ve added a certain level of security.

  14. Looks great, but can you add a link to the RSS feed/Feedburner? I’m trying to subscribe on my Android phone, but just having the iTunes link makes that difficult!

  15. Subscribed, reviewed, and shared! Any but #5 (I already own it). Email: larry@lawrencedvinson or contact me via Twitter @PastorL5 … Looking g forward to future podcasts!

  16. I’ve subscribed and spent the last couple days checking out the first episodes. Great job! I’m sure you’ll talk about Ephesians at some point; having recently read it a couple of times I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that letter.

    I’d be interested in “Paul Was Not A Christian” or, as a second choice, “Paul And Empire: Religion And Power In Roman Imperial Society”. My email is