Kurt Willems is creating Theology Curator, Rapture Drill, Paulcast, and more
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► Let me design a theological journey for you.
► Join thousands of others who get curated resources, articles, & devotions directly in their email box.
► Grow your faith with written, video, & podcast resources.
► Become more like Jesus.

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page! If you find yourself here, my guess is that you have read my blog at Patheos.com (The Pangea Blog), listen to my podcasts (The Paulcast & Rapture Drill), or are part of my email community (Theology Curator). I'm honored that you find value in the content I curate. Patreon is one way to support the many hours I put into creating content.


What is Patreon?
Patreon works sort of like Kickstarter or Indiegogo - but instead of backing one large project, like an album, invention, or music video, here on Patreon, you help support a bunch of ongoing smaller projects. Think of this as a virtual tip jar, where you are contributing to the production of quality resources you love: on Paul, Revelation, Jesus, and other theological issues.
  • Who: I am a pastor, theology nerd, and student of the New Testament world. I like long walks on the beach and warm hugs. 
  • What: I started a Patreon account to support my blogging, podcasts, and other resources.
  • Why me?: I have a passion for studying the New Testament world. I'm also a pastor who cares deeply about the formation of regular folks in the way of Jesus. These passions fuel my work, both online and in face-to-face ministry. I am a graduate of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (Master of Divinity) and the University of Washington (Master of Arts in Comparative Religion). My second masters program allowed me to focus on the world of the New Testament, specifically Paul and Revelation. My main focus was Paul within Judaism and the Roman Empire.
  • Why you?: I can't do this on my own. You make it possible for me to create the resources that I do. Your generosity helps pay for my website, email servicer, podcast equipment, video equipment, various subscriptions to make an online platform function, and eventually... my time (getting paid for my time is one of the goals listed, which would be an incredible gift).

Theology Curator


TC began in Kurt’s imagination. He started dreaming about what it would be like to take The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul (see below) to the next level. Then, the idea of starting a podcast network was born. That led to this full-blown website, which houses a growing network of podcasts, but also contains a growing library of articles filled with theological, spiritual, and practical content. The goal of Theology Curator is to resource an intelligent and humanizing conversation on faith and scholarship.

The Paulcast

Look, I get it. Not everyone has the time and energy to dig into ancient texts and try to make meaning out of them for today. But I've got you covered. I want curate an experience for you where I bring together the best thinkers, books, and ideas on all things pertaining to the Apostle Paul. Let me help you nerd out a bit. How else would you want to spend your commute? Help me help others rethink everything they've thought about Paul. I hope "the Apostle Paul" and "mind blown" will become two joint phrases in your regular conversations.
Tiers
Virtual Latte ($5)
$5 or more per month
For the cost of a sipping a latte with me...

- Access to my patron-only feed where I'll share unfiltered things about Paul, the Scriptures, or random stuff.

- Patron only podcasts!!!!!!!!!!

- Regular email updates (in all honesty, these are free)

- Also, I'll be your friend forever.

Ten Buck Chuck ($10)
$10 or more per month
For the price of cheap wine...

- Patron-only feed

- Patron only podcasts!!!!!!!!!!

- Newsletter

- Also, I'll likely also be your friend forever. I'm easily bought. 

Buzz Cut ($25)
$25 or more per month
For the price of a haircut at the local beauty college...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- And an extra thank you. This makes such a big difference. 

Fine Wine ($50)
$50 or more per month
For the price of fine wine...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)
- Your choice of an ebook or pdf that you may not have yet from me.

St. Benjamin of Arimathea ($100)
$100 or more per month
For the cost of an efficacious indulgence to the great St. Benjamin of Arimathea...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)
- A guaranteed bypass of purgatory. (well, as much as I can make such a guarantee... you be the judge)

- Special edition podcast episode limited to St. Benjamin supporters and above (raw, honest, and things I'm not willing to say to the masses yet).

Repentance & Absolution
$180 or more per month
Clearly I'm joking. But seriously, I couldn't pass up the option of having a '180' turn around sort of tier. After all, this is a Christian thing you are supporting. So, be ye absolved of all transgressions and iniquities (Is this what indulgences were like?)... 

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- 1 time Zoom/Skype call to say thank you, hear your story, and talk about anything that may be on your mind pertaining to my work. Feel free to schedule this sort of call each year if you are able to continuously give at this generous level. Thank you in advance.

Patreon Sainthood ($250)
$250 or more per month
If you are giving this much, thanks for your generosity... and welcome to Patreon Sainthood. You're now the Patron Saint of The Paulcast (or, if you prefer, a valued and generous supporter!)...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- 3x per year I'll schedule a Skype or Zoom video call with you to hear your story and chat it up about Paul, Jesus, and life. If desired, for those who give in this amount monthly (this is not for one time gifts), I will gladly Skype/Zoom up to 3xs per year.

Goals
90% complete
At this goal, I am now moving from maintenance toward new opportunities. I hope to launch new podcasts at Theology Curator and reaching this level would help cover costs and time involved.
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► Let me design a theological journey for you.
► Join thousands of others who get curated resources, articles, & devotions directly in their email box.
► Grow your faith with written, video, & podcast resources.
► Become more like Jesus.

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page! If you find yourself here, my guess is that you have read my blog at Patheos.com (The Pangea Blog), listen to my podcasts (The Paulcast & Rapture Drill), or are part of my email community (Theology Curator). I'm honored that you find value in the content I curate. Patreon is one way to support the many hours I put into creating content.


What is Patreon?
Patreon works sort of like Kickstarter or Indiegogo - but instead of backing one large project, like an album, invention, or music video, here on Patreon, you help support a bunch of ongoing smaller projects. Think of this as a virtual tip jar, where you are contributing to the production of quality resources you love: on Paul, Revelation, Jesus, and other theological issues.
  • Who: I am a pastor, theology nerd, and student of the New Testament world. I like long walks on the beach and warm hugs. 
  • What: I started a Patreon account to support my blogging, podcasts, and other resources.
  • Why me?: I have a passion for studying the New Testament world. I'm also a pastor who cares deeply about the formation of regular folks in the way of Jesus. These passions fuel my work, both online and in face-to-face ministry. I am a graduate of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (Master of Divinity) and the University of Washington (Master of Arts in Comparative Religion). My second masters program allowed me to focus on the world of the New Testament, specifically Paul and Revelation. My main focus was Paul within Judaism and the Roman Empire.
  • Why you?: I can't do this on my own. You make it possible for me to create the resources that I do. Your generosity helps pay for my website, email servicer, podcast equipment, video equipment, various subscriptions to make an online platform function, and eventually... my time (getting paid for my time is one of the goals listed, which would be an incredible gift).

Theology Curator


TC began in Kurt’s imagination. He started dreaming about what it would be like to take The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul (see below) to the next level. Then, the idea of starting a podcast network was born. That led to this full-blown website, which houses a growing network of podcasts, but also contains a growing library of articles filled with theological, spiritual, and practical content. The goal of Theology Curator is to resource an intelligent and humanizing conversation on faith and scholarship.

The Paulcast

Look, I get it. Not everyone has the time and energy to dig into ancient texts and try to make meaning out of them for today. But I've got you covered. I want curate an experience for you where I bring together the best thinkers, books, and ideas on all things pertaining to the Apostle Paul. Let me help you nerd out a bit. How else would you want to spend your commute? Help me help others rethink everything they've thought about Paul. I hope "the Apostle Paul" and "mind blown" will become two joint phrases in your regular conversations.

Recent posts by Kurt Willems

Tiers
Virtual Latte ($5)
$5 or more per month
For the cost of a sipping a latte with me...

- Access to my patron-only feed where I'll share unfiltered things about Paul, the Scriptures, or random stuff.

- Patron only podcasts!!!!!!!!!!

- Regular email updates (in all honesty, these are free)

- Also, I'll be your friend forever.

Ten Buck Chuck ($10)
$10 or more per month
For the price of cheap wine...

- Patron-only feed

- Patron only podcasts!!!!!!!!!!

- Newsletter

- Also, I'll likely also be your friend forever. I'm easily bought. 

Buzz Cut ($25)
$25 or more per month
For the price of a haircut at the local beauty college...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- And an extra thank you. This makes such a big difference. 

Fine Wine ($50)
$50 or more per month
For the price of fine wine...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)
- Your choice of an ebook or pdf that you may not have yet from me.

St. Benjamin of Arimathea ($100)
$100 or more per month
For the cost of an efficacious indulgence to the great St. Benjamin of Arimathea...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)
- A guaranteed bypass of purgatory. (well, as much as I can make such a guarantee... you be the judge)

- Special edition podcast episode limited to St. Benjamin supporters and above (raw, honest, and things I'm not willing to say to the masses yet).

Repentance & Absolution
$180 or more per month
Clearly I'm joking. But seriously, I couldn't pass up the option of having a '180' turn around sort of tier. After all, this is a Christian thing you are supporting. So, be ye absolved of all transgressions and iniquities (Is this what indulgences were like?)... 

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- 1 time Zoom/Skype call to say thank you, hear your story, and talk about anything that may be on your mind pertaining to my work. Feel free to schedule this sort of call each year if you are able to continuously give at this generous level. Thank you in advance.

Patreon Sainthood ($250)
$250 or more per month
If you are giving this much, thanks for your generosity... and welcome to Patreon Sainthood. You're now the Patron Saint of The Paulcast (or, if you prefer, a valued and generous supporter!)...

- All of the rewards listed above (Patron-only Feed, Patron-only Podcasts, Newsletters, etc.)

- 3x per year I'll schedule a Skype or Zoom video call with you to hear your story and chat it up about Paul, Jesus, and life. If desired, for those who give in this amount monthly (this is not for one time gifts), I will gladly Skype/Zoom up to 3xs per year.