Theologian and activist Timothy Murphy is on the podcast to talk about his new book, Counter-Imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel. It’s part of the (Process) Theology Nerd Book Giveaway sponsored by Process Century Press and the Center for Process Studies

In this episode you’ll hear about Timothy’s interest not just in process, but in social justice and politics, the central questions driving this book, why we should not avoid conflict in the church, the challenges of addressing social justice issues with mainline Protestants, and about his work with Progressive Christians Uniting and how it influenced the direction of his work.


  • how the cosmology he develops in the book ends up connected to ecclesiology
  • what is a planetary gospel?
  • practicing differentiated solidarity and the spiritual practice of kenosis
  • how not to be an ally
  • some of the practices faith communities can engage in that address issues of privilege

No (process) theology nerd will want to miss out on this huge opportunity to build a process theology and philosophy library. The Center for Process Studies and Process Century Press are giving away 5, that’s right, 5 sets of 20 zesty books. A lucky grand prize winner will get an additional 15 books. Enter to win now!

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