This episode was a real treat. Ronald Stone, from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, is on the podcast to talk about Christian identity and the renewal of Christian realism. Ronald studied with Niebuhr at Union Theological Seminary and was interested in politics and religion, social ethics, and social action from early on.

Tripp and Ronald talk about:

  • what it means to be a Christian realist today
  • the roots of realism, its critics, and its revival.
  • the religion and politics of the election
  • American exceptionalism, and the economy

Plus, make sure you stick around to the end of the interview to hear Ronald’s stories about his experience with Niebuhr and Tillich.

#TheologyBeerCamp Summer Edition is coming to Denver and Oklahoma City this August. Head over to to get your tickets. You won’t want to miss Tripp and Peter Rollins dueling in the process vs. radical theology battle of the summer. Plus, we might convince Pete to sing karaoke…

We will be starting a new High Gravity class for the Homebrewed Community Members: The Theology Nerd’s Guide to Reading the Bible. Current members will have access to the class, and non-members will be able to purchase the class soon. But the best way to get the class is to become a monthly Homebrewed Community Member. You will get access to all of the past High Gravity courses, #EPICReads, exclusive bonus content, and a network of other theology nerds to help you brew your own faith. Just visit to sign up.