personal_image1This bonus edition was recorded before a live audience at the 2016 Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC. Michael and Daniel sit down to talk about how Christians should read the Old Testament. Do we take on board the NT authors’ view of things, that Jesus as Messiah is the interpretive key to the scriptures of Israel? This one has massive implications for not only preaching but our everyday reading, interpretation, and ethics.

Michael Kimpan has a proven history of leadership in helping individuals and institutions think critically about matters of faith and culture through his writing, teaching and consulting with churches, organizations, higher education institutions, NGOs and government agencies. HIs work has been featured by by Advocate magazine, Human Rights Campaign, The Huffington Post, CNN and TIME magazine as well as a number of nationally syndicated radio and podcast shows. Michael LectioCastserves as the Connections Coordinator with OPEN Network, and is the founding Director of (un)common good collective. You can find out more about Michael at his blog,

`Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral director 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