Author Archives: KevenWinder

About KevenWinder

I'm bi-vocational working in biotech and also serving as an online pastor, author, and un-coach. I'm an avid mountain biker and live in Colorado.

433-Rome 12: Good News is Actually Good for ALL

“If the Gospel is called the Good News, then why isn’t it good for so many in our world? Is it possible, that religion has distorted the Gospel to the point that we no longer recognize it? 

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series examining Paul’s letter to Rome. We’ll examine the original text and clearly follow Paul’s defense of his Good News which said: “All people are made right with God.”…something religion rejects.

Join me now as Paul reasons with the religious mind and invites all comers into a larger and freer understanding of faith.

432-Rome 11: Paul Explains How ALL Are Justified

“What is your reaction when I say: “Everyone has been put right with God.” How does this idea sit with your religion or theology? 

Today we continue in our series exploring the book of Romans with Paul’s defense to the religious mind that ALL ARE JUSTIFIED or “put right” with God. Chapters 5 and 6 exist because just like today, Paul’s religious audience follows Plato more than Christ.

Join me now as I provide a metaphor for how Paul’s Gospel is both totally inclusive without being a Universalist, and extremely exclusive without being a fundamentalist.

431-One-Hundred Nineteenth: Gimel

“When you hear the term: ‘The commandment of God’ what reaction does it invoke within you? If you are like most people, not much happens.

Today we continue our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest hits with then next section of Psalm 119. This chapter is unique not only in the Psalms but in the whole of Sacred text. It is the center piece the Bible, and if we have the ability to hear it, will reorder every priority in our lives.

Join me now as we compare our experience with God’s voice with that of the Psalmist, and we try to close the gap between them.

430- Rome 10: Abraham’s Faith Predates Religion

“Do you believe Abraham is in Heaven? If so, how did he get there without converting to Christianity or any world religion?

In today’s podcast and post, I will join Paul in his effort to prove that world religion has obscured the Gospel rather than proclaim it, and this is proven by just how hard it is for some to accept Paul’s words as he has written them.

Join me now as we read Paul’s explanation for believing that while all people do not share a religion, we do in fact, all share a faith.

429- Rome 9: Paul’s Big But…

“We’ve all heard preachers quote: ‘We’ve all sinned and fallen short…’, but almost none of them will say that all are made right with God. Have you ever wondered why modern religion rejects this idea, even though Paul labors to prove it?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Paul’s letter to Rome, with a look at the second half of chapter three. I’ll explain the common assumptions which cause modern theology to go off course.

Join me now as we reveal that faith is not a threshold for entry into a world religion, but a Christological continuum that includes everyone.

428-Rome 8-The Religious Are NOT Better Off

“If the modern Gospel is an invitation to convert to the Christian religion, then why does Paul spend so much time deconstructing religion? Could it be that religion has misunderstood the Gospel?”

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series in Paul’s letter to Rome, tracing Paul’s gospel all the way back to Abraham, and how religion misunderstood it.

Join me now as we re-discover that the Gospel has been proclaiming freedom from religion for over four-thousand years.

427- Rome 7: Easter’s 25th Anniversary

“Do you know anything about Easter’s 25th Anniversary? It’s ok if you don’t.

In today’s podcast and post we reconstruct the historical context of Paul visiting Rome twenty-five years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Roman church is nothing like churches today, and the attraction of Easter wasn’t candy or bunnies, it was violence and incarceration. 

Join me now as we strip away the floof and fizzle of our modern Easter Evangelical Extravaganzas, and stare directly into the message that made the religious mind so angry that it would cost Paul his own head.

426- Was Judas’ Friday Good?

“What do you know about Judas Iscariot besides the fact that he betrayed Jesus?”

Today on our Good Friday podcast and post, we look between the lines of scripture to see an entirely different perspective on Judas as he faced his final hours of life along with Jesus. 

Join me now as we see beyond everything, as we consider the deeper theological realities that are embedded in this story which can reshape Easter for everyone.

425-Rome 6-Paul Deconstructs Religion

“Is there only one true religion? If so, why does every religion claim to be the true one?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in the book of Romans, as Paul turns his direction toward the religious mind. Paul deconstructs the outward displays of religious piety and shows how the non-religious person can be more righteous depending upon what’s in his or her heart.

Join me now as Paul drives us to the point of asking “Then what’s the point of religion?” as he sets us up for chapter three.

424-Rome 5-The Lost and Found

“Is there really a big difference in morality between religious and irreligious people? 

Today we continue our series in Romans with Paul’s answer to this question. We’ll learn that the difference is not found in our moral behavior, but in the source of our identity.

Join me now as Paul deconstructs everyone’s claim to be superior to anyone else, and why seeing people as saved or unsaved takes everyone down the wrong path.