– Over at the Performancing blog a question was asked, What three bloggers would you want to get together for dinner?  A Great Question and it took me a while to come up with the group.  So I decided to go with all bloggers I have never met in person. Now imagine a cornor table at Foothills, my favorite local brewery \ restraunt and across that table sit Ben from the Faith and Theology blog, LeRon Shults (author of a new favorite book of mine), and Michael Westmoreland-White at the levellers blog.  SO….who would you invite?

– Friend and Ethicist Ben Boswell has an awesome article on revolutionary baptists in Georgia (the country).

– Open Theism now has a YouTube channel with a number of videos including John Polkinghorne.

– John Cobb on progressive Christianity.  He says a number of profound things, one that stuck out being:

Nevertheless, I fear that in the long run whatever grows out of a progressive Christianity that does not state its beliefs will have much the same problem as the formerly “mainline” churches that also sought to be inclusive of a diversity of beliefs. The problem for progressives will be greater, since the liberal churches were able to maintain the centrality of worship. But worship presupposes that there is something worthy of trust and praise.

– Former WFUDS professor Brad Braxton is going to be [upon a congregational vote] the new senior minister at Riverside Church in NYC

Justin pointed me to this article on Sola Scriptura. Enjoyable.

– Zach brings a powerful post on ‘Openness to Mystery’ where he expands on the thought:

“In a world being ripped apart by violent fundamentalism, the most salvific element of faith in God may very well be mystery.”

Alan Hirsch on the liquid church

– Pop Theology on Batman and the Blessedness of Cheesemakers

Obama’s faith, Santorum’s ignorance, Cal Thomas‘ blindness, a response and Mclaren’s endorsement. Thank You and Thank You.

One more post to build that anticipation for Phyllis Tickle‘s new book and upcoming conference.

– Tim Keel on ‘Cheap Copies