Listen to how Jim responds to being put on the spot with this one: Does God change? And it only gets better LectioCastfrom there!

Jeremiah 18:1-11 The God who can change, and who can change our futures. Here is the potter who can start over with the malformed lump. 

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 When God knows everything, when it seems that all the days of our life are written in God’s book—what is there to preach? Wait to see what Jim breaks out!

Philemon 1:1-21 From sexuality in the psalm to slavery in Philemon—jrdk tells you how it holds together. And Jim says—PREACH THAT. Put it into the larger picture of systems and structures. 

Luke 14:25-33 Daniel discloses an early harbinger of his subsequent Enneagram diagnosis. But there’s more going on than real hate: it’s about the cost of following Jesus that we have to be ready for. 


6WrM1-iQJim Kast-Keat is the Associate Minister for Education at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of New York City. He is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist. Prior to working at Middle he helped lead ikonNYC, a radical theology collective in New York, NY, worked as a Product Designer with Sparkhouse in Minneapolis, MN and was a pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the co-host of That’ll Preach, a weekly sermon prep podcast and the creator and curator of Thirty Seconds or Less, a project that shares ideas and amplifies voices every day. To find out more about Jim go to or follow him on twitter at @IdeasDoneDaily.

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral danielkirkdirector for the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. He blogs regularly at  ( You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at