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It's time to get your geek on this Advent.  What better way to practice the holy waiting of this Advent season than streaming weekly with some Wise-ish Nerds on the internet.  Each week Tripp and Bo will be looking at the liturgical texts for the upcoming week of advent and using a different theologian to dig deeper into the themes of the week.  Expect to encounter Jack Caputo's discussion of the 'to come,' Catherine Keller's Parabolic Christology, Kathryn Tanner's incarnational Christology, reflections on Ebenezer Scrooge, New Testament fun with Borg, Wright, and Horsley & hopefully Tripp will talk Bo into reading his theologically revised version of 'The Night Before Christmas' in a deep sultry radio voice. 
Each session will be at least 90 minutes, maybe 2 hours that covers a bible episode and a theology episode, and available as a live stream or as a download afterward.  We will post some readings for each week and will be taking questions before and during each session.  We hope the mix of theology, bible and liturgical season makes this a sermon or small group leader prep session and for the many Deacons without a faith community a chance to find some online partners during the advent season. 
Thursdays @6pm (pst) / @9 (est)

We are gonna spend six weeks looking at six central thinkers and their Christologies.  These figures have each developed a unique and influential understanding of the Christ Event.  Each week we will read a chapter and then spend 90 minutes together engaging the text.  Our goal is to see how each figure is shaped by different philosophical commitments and confessional assumptions.  Together we will encounter & hear multiple answers to questions such as: Does the historical Jesus matter? What are the conditions for the possibility of genuine revelation?  What did God do in Christ?  Is Christology sustainable in our pluralistic world? Can a Christology rid itself of God?  How is Jesus’ cross connected to those of the poor and oppressed?  What is the Kingdom of God & its significance for theology?

Format of the Course: 90 Minutes

30 Minute Talk

30 Minute Conversation

30 Minute Q & A


9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

Start Time:

6 pm PST, 9 pm EST

All Sessions will be video live streamed. Afterward each course member will be able to download the audio/video.

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Watch a live interaction with John Caputo!
by David Phillips - Monday, 4 November 2013, 1:39 PM

"The Insistence of God" has been released, we have run a blog tour this past month, and now it is time to hang out with Jack Caputo online. We shall be talking with Jack, asking him your questions, chatting on the message board, and having ourselves a nerdy time.

The day of the party a link will be posted below to the live video stream page. So grab your friends, your favorite brew, and get ready for the fun.


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