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Theology with Dr. AM Hackney

Theology with Dr. AM Hackney

By Amanda Hackney
This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of the church and Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.

Episodes go live every Friday. NOTE: new episodes have resumed!
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Catechesis Class: Idol Worship
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series in the context of my local church that explores what it means to be human. In this week’s class, we’re taking a deep dive into the problem of idol worship. Come for the conversation about college football and stay as we explore the different things that we worship and what we ask of them.
43:33
October 01, 2022
Catechesis Class: Why the Ten Commandments?
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series in the context of my local church that explores what it means to be human. In this week’s class, we’re asking the question, “Why the Ten Commandments?”
34:09
September 23, 2022
Catechesis Class: What is our Purpose?
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series in the context of my local church that explores what it means to be human. In this week’s class, I’m introducing virtues and vices as we explore the question, “What is our purpose?”
51:43
September 16, 2022
Catechesis Class: Human Nature and "The Gravity of Sin"
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series in the context of my local church that explores what it means to be human. This week’s episode continues to explore the question, “What are we?” And our focus is on human nature and "the gravity of sin." *"The Gravity of Sin" comes from the title of one of the chapters in Fleming Rutledge's book, The Crucifixion. This episode will reference that work several times.
34:36
September 09, 2022
Catechesis Class: The Image of God
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series in the context of my local church that explores what it means to be human. This week’s episode is focused on the question, “What are we?” as we consider what it means that we are made in the image of God.
31:40
September 02, 2022
Catechesis Class: What Does it Mean to Be Human?
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a class with Dr. H?  This fall I’m teaching a catechetical series that explores what it means to be human and, I’m using the Ten Commandments as a framework for the discussion. This week’s episode is the first class in the series: Embodied creatures: What Does it Mean to be human?  
47:08
August 26, 2022
Why Theology? Positive Psychology Edition
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. Today’s episode is the first in the “why theology?” series. The “Why theology” series looks at various academic and vocational disciplines and considers the relationship between that discipline and theology. Today’s episode is “Why Theology? Positive Psychology Edition.”
43:14
June 24, 2022
Theology Field Trip: Why Does Paul Write About the Spiritual Gifts?
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney.  In today’s episode we’re going on a field trip outside the studio. Have you ever wondered what it is like like to be in a class with Dr. H? Come and check out an example of a recent adult Sunday school class. In this session we’re tackling the question, “Why does Paul write about the spiritual gifts?” The sound quality may not be great, but the conversation is fantastic! Come and join me on a Theology Field Trip.
54:01
June 17, 2022
Living Lament
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode I’m looking at an often neglected practice in the Christian church: lament. Our focus today is a close reading of Psalm 137, one of the most uncomfortable and neglected passages in the Bible.
33:13
June 10, 2022
Exploring a Theology of Rest
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney.  In today’s episode I’m exploring a theology of rest and how the practice of rest points to the gracious work of God in Christ in which Christians are invited to participate, and which testifies to the heavenly reality of how and why God is at work in the world. 
25:16
June 03, 2022
"Who Do You Say That I Am?" Jesus and Popular Culture
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode, I’m talking about two of my favourite subjects: theology and geek culture, as we explore Jesus’ question “Who Do You Say that I Am?” and spend some time looking at images and allusions to the person and work of Jesus in popular culture. I’m joined by a special guest, someone who has an even more impressive geek credential than myself: Dr. Charles Hackney. That’s right, today’s episode is another Dr. Hackney and Dr. Hackney team-up. A few of the clips that are referenced in this episode: Jesus Christ Superstar Clip from the Tony Awards Godspell Prepare Ye
58:04
May 27, 2022
The Primacy and Unity of Scripture in the Writings of Early Protestant Women
Today’s podcast is in collaboration with the Women and Theology Research Database. You can find the database project at womenandtheology.com. In today’s episode, I’m introducing listeners to three of my favourite biblical interpreters from the early Protestant era: Lutheran pamphleteer, Argula von Grumbach; Anglican prophet, Lady Eleanor Davies; and Puritan poet, Lucy Hutchinson.
20:55
May 20, 2022
The God Who Speaks
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney.  In today’s episode, I’m talking about the first four words in the Apostles’ Creed “I believe in God” and unpacking why a theology of God is significant for our task of Christian witness in the world.
16:36
May 13, 2022
Why Theology? Psychology Edition
Today’s episode is the first in the “why theology?” series. The “Why theology” series looks at various academic and vocational disciplines and considers the relationship between that discipline and theology. Today’s episode is “Why Theology? Psychology Edition.” I'm asking the question, "why does psychology need theology?? To explore this, I have invited a special guest to join us on this episode. Dr. Charles Hackney is Associate Professor of Psychology at Southern Wesleyan University and the author of the new book, Positive Psychology in Christian Perspective. And if you’re thinking his name is familiar, you’d be right. Today’s episode is a Dr. Hackney and Dr. Hackney team up.
52:33
May 06, 2022
The Book of Common Prayer
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics. I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode I’m talking about the Book of Common Prayer and how it teaches Christians to pray Scripture so that our entire life is soaked in and shaped by Scripture.
22:52
April 29, 2022
Reading Scripture with Argula von Grumbach
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. Today’s podcast is in collaboration with the Women and Theology Research Database. You can find the database project at womenandtheology.com. In today’s episode I am introducing my favourite female theologian from the Reformation Era: Argula von Grumbach.
30:01
April 22, 2022
Beauty and Theology
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of Christians to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics.  I’m your host, Dr. Amanda Hackney. In today’s episode we’re going to reflect on the connection between beauty and theology.
18:33
April 15, 2022
Recommending Systematic Theology Resources
In this episode, I recommend some good systematic theologies. I offer a cross section of systematic theologies that range from introductory to more advanced volumes.
38:43
April 08, 2022
The What and Why of Theology
In this episode, I introduce the exciting and rich world of theology and explore the reasons why theology is vital to the day to day living out of our Christian faith.
42:23
April 01, 2022
Introducing the Women and Theology Research Database
Welcome to Theology with Dr. AM Hackney. This podcast is focused on the vocational calling of the church and Christian to be theologians. You’ll find episodes on systematic theology, spiritual formation, scriptural interpretation, and ethics. In this episode, I introduce the women and theology research database project. You can find the database project at womenandtheology.com.
22:60
April 01, 2022