Kurt Willems is creating Theology Curator, Rapture Drill, Paulcast, Pangea Blog, and more
58

patrons

$434
per month
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 podcast (The Paulcast), 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.

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.

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 St. Paul and other theological issues.
  • Who: I am a pastor, theology nerd, and student of Paul. I like long walks on the beach and warm hugs. Oh, and my name is Kurt Willems, the curator of The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul.
  • What: I started a Patreon account to support my blogging and podcast. The Paulcast, with its quick dose of popularity, is the primary part of my ministry I'm seeking financial backers for. I also want to re-engage my blog (The Pangea Blog) and produce written resources like books and ebooks.
  • Why me?: I don't (yet) have a Ph.D. But I do love studying Paul in his historical and theological context. I have an M.Div. from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and am finishing work for an M.A. in Comparative Religion (Christianity and Classics). In my current program, I focus almost exclusively on Paul within second temple Judaism and the Roman Empire. 
  • Why you?: After a successful launch of The Paulcast, I realized that it was both financially unsustainable (for a quality show) and that I struggled to justify the time it took to prep episodes in light of having "bills to pay." Yet, tons of folks have been asking "When are you going to bring back the Paulcast?" Well, if it is going to be with any consistency, I need some help. I need a community of Paul-nerds who can fund my dream to make this podcast a humanizing and thoughtful resource for anyone wanting to understand Christian faith in Paul's day, and in our own.
Tiers
Jesus' Inner Circle ($3)
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Not only will you get access to Jesus' inner circle, joining the likes of Peter, James, and John, but...

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

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

Virtual Latte ($5)
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
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.

- 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 21 patrons
For the price of cheap wine...

- Patron-only feed

- Newsletter

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

Buzz Cut ($25)
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
For the price of a haircut at the local beauty college...

- All of the rewards listed above.

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

Fine Wine ($50)
$50 or more per month 1 patron
For the price of fine wine...

- All of the rewards listed above.

- 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 0 patrons
For the cost of an efficacious indulgence to the great St. Benjamin of Arimathea...

- All of the above rewards. 

- A guaranteed bypass of purgatory. (well, as much as I can make such a guarantee... you be the judge)

- Special edition podcast limited to St. Benjamin supporters and above (raw, honest, and things I'm not willing to say to the masses yet). [working on this, please ask if you didn't get it.]

Patreon Sainthood ($250)
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
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!)...

- You get all of the above-listed rewards.

- Also, I'll schedule a Google Hangout with you to hear your story and chat it up about Paul, Jesus, and life. [please take the initiative on this as I want to hang! email me about it you give at this level]

Goals
$434 of $500 per month
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. [hush, hush, I have several ideas in the works, including one on end times stuff]
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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 podcast (The Paulcast), 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.

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.

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 St. Paul and other theological issues.
  • Who: I am a pastor, theology nerd, and student of Paul. I like long walks on the beach and warm hugs. Oh, and my name is Kurt Willems, the curator of The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul.
  • What: I started a Patreon account to support my blogging and podcast. The Paulcast, with its quick dose of popularity, is the primary part of my ministry I'm seeking financial backers for. I also want to re-engage my blog (The Pangea Blog) and produce written resources like books and ebooks.
  • Why me?: I don't (yet) have a Ph.D. But I do love studying Paul in his historical and theological context. I have an M.Div. from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and am finishing work for an M.A. in Comparative Religion (Christianity and Classics). In my current program, I focus almost exclusively on Paul within second temple Judaism and the Roman Empire. 
  • Why you?: After a successful launch of The Paulcast, I realized that it was both financially unsustainable (for a quality show) and that I struggled to justify the time it took to prep episodes in light of having "bills to pay." Yet, tons of folks have been asking "When are you going to bring back the Paulcast?" Well, if it is going to be with any consistency, I need some help. I need a community of Paul-nerds who can fund my dream to make this podcast a humanizing and thoughtful resource for anyone wanting to understand Christian faith in Paul's day, and in our own.

Recent posts by Kurt Willems

Tiers
Jesus' Inner Circle ($3)
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Not only will you get access to Jesus' inner circle, joining the likes of Peter, James, and John, but...

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

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

Virtual Latte ($5)
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
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.

- 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 21 patrons
For the price of cheap wine...

- Patron-only feed

- Newsletter

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

Buzz Cut ($25)
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
For the price of a haircut at the local beauty college...

- All of the rewards listed above.

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

Fine Wine ($50)
$50 or more per month 1 patron
For the price of fine wine...

- All of the rewards listed above.

- 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 0 patrons
For the cost of an efficacious indulgence to the great St. Benjamin of Arimathea...

- All of the above rewards. 

- A guaranteed bypass of purgatory. (well, as much as I can make such a guarantee... you be the judge)

- Special edition podcast limited to St. Benjamin supporters and above (raw, honest, and things I'm not willing to say to the masses yet). [working on this, please ask if you didn't get it.]

Patreon Sainthood ($250)
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
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!)...

- You get all of the above-listed rewards.

- Also, I'll schedule a Google Hangout with you to hear your story and chat it up about Paul, Jesus, and life. [please take the initiative on this as I want to hang! email me about it you give at this level]