About Kurt

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Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary) is the founding lead pastor of Pangea – “A church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” The church plant, in partnership with the Brethren in Christ Church and Urban Expression, is located in Seattle.He is also the curator of The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul which has been featured on iTunes as “new and noteworthy.” Kurt is a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. He writes for various print and online publications including his site The Pangea Blog and is also on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

Through his Patheos blog, Kurt writes broadly on themes related to Anabaptism within post-Christendom. Inviting the church to see the beauty of a nonviolent Jesus and the subversive nature of God’s Kingdom are just some of the key issues he engages. Kurt also utilizes the blogosphere to wrestle with various other theological, missional, formational, and cultural topics. Through speaking and writing, he invites others to both know and follow the resurrected Jesus on a countercultural mission of love. His first book project is currently in the works.

Prior to planting Pangea, Kurt served in various pastoral capacities, including student ministries and adult education. He and his wife Lauren (a special education teacher) have a daughter named Lydia and two puppies.

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Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is the founding pastor of Pangea – “A church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love,” which is located in Seattle. He is also the curator of The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul which has been featured on iTunes as “new and noteworthy.” Kurt is a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. He writes for various print and online publications including his site The Pangea Blog and is also on TwitterFacebook, andGoogle+.Kurt is a contributing writer for Red Letter Christians, and has also written for Relevant Magazine, PrismIn PartThe Ooze, Emergent Village, Mennonite Weekly Review, Converge Magazine, and Sojourners.

 

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