Political and theological writer Bonnie Kristian is on to talk about her new book, A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What it Means to Follow Jesus Today. This book is an easy intro to lots of different topics and expressions of the Christian faith today, and an invitation for the American church to see beyond its borders to the spectrum and diversity of the tradition. A Flexible Faith is organized like a reference manual, and written at a level that is accessible and engaging, no matter your background or expertise. There are theological sections, answering questions from a variety of positions, and a more personal element with interviews and personal profiles.
Bonnie and Tripp talk about the importance of naming your biases when writing, the process of thinking theologically, how we come to believe new positions, the differences between our collective political and theological discourse, and the influence your religion has on your politics.
Plus, our current political situation, and how the church is handling the Trump moment, her minority opinion on nonviolence, and hyper-partisanship in the church
Have you gotten your tickets for #TheologyBeerCamp yet? If you want to nerd out with other theologies nerds, while drinking some of the best craft beer in the Southeast, then head over to theologybeercamp.com to get your tickets now.
Join our summer reading group and resist the forces of nationalism, racism, patriarchy, and empire by reading theologies of resistance with Tripp and Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. You can learn more and sign up here.
And don’t forget to pre-order the Homebrewed Guide to the Holy Spirit by Grace Ji-Sun Kim, coming out in July.