Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a voice in the new monastic movement. He's an author, speaker, North Carolinian, and Duke Divinity grad, who visits us to talk about his new book The Wisdom of Stability. In The Wisdom of Stability, Wilson-Hartgrove illuminates the biblical and monastic understanding … Read more about Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on the Wisdom of Stability: Homebrewed Christianity 80
Stuff Liberal Christians Like: #1 Saying, “I’m Not One of Those Christians.”
Liberal Christians get nervous when outing themselves as Christians. They choose their words carefully, since often it occurs at a dinner party with their spiritual-but-not-religious friends. With this crowd, the conversation can accelerate from sushi to spirituality in 5 seconds. That's fast for … Read more about Stuff Liberal Christians Like: #1 Saying, “I’m Not One of Those Christians.”
Coming This Summer: Stuff Liberal Christians Like
First, there was 'Stuff White People Like.' Then, 'Stuff Christians Like.' Soon, we at Homebrewed Christianity will bring you 'Stuff Liberal Christians Like.' I was just pitching the idea to Tripp about this new series and we thought of a ton of ideas for titles: from 'Having token friends … Read more about Coming This Summer: Stuff Liberal Christians Like
The Search for Meaning and Why to Believe in Others
I saw this video on TED and thought it was an 'idea worth spreading' ... it's from a 1972 talk by holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. Having flown in a kit aircraft my dad built, I'm familiar with what it's like to be a passsenger landing in crosswind. So here's a video of some gnarly … Read more about The Search for Meaning and Why to Believe in Others
Jeremiah and the Oilpocalypse
Jeremiah 2 The word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord: I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. 3Israel was holy to the Lord, the first … Read more about Jeremiah and the Oilpocalypse
Dear, dear, dear Texas. Are you serious!?
Dear Texas Board of Education, I'm a Christian first, and a Texan a close second. I know I live in California now, but I'm still a Texan at heart. I might have posted a snarky thing or two about Gov. Perry, but I love my home state. I've been following the stories about the Board of … Read more about Dear, dear, dear Texas. Are you serious!?
NT Wright! Homebrewed Christianity 79
Tripp and I had a great visit with Bishop Tom, and the episode is destined to become a Homebrewed classic. In case he needs an introduction, NT Wright is the Bishop of Durham for the Church of England, leading New Testament scholar, and has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, and the Colbert … Read more about NT Wright! Homebrewed Christianity 79
The Time @Jennifer_Knapp Wore My Ball Cap
Order/Download Jennifer Knapp's new record 'Letting Go,' coming out on May 11. It packs the same powerful folk-rock vocals 9 years later, with honest, humble lyrics that reflect on faith, love, and her conflicting relationship with Christian culture. As a college student active in just about … Read more about The Time @Jennifer_Knapp Wore My Ball Cap
Ask NT Wright! Upcoming Homebrewed Interview
Tripp and I are pumped about talking to leading New Testament scholar NT Wright on Monday...and we want to hear from you! What questions do you have for the bishop? We'll be talking about his new book, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, but feel free to ask anything about … Read more about Ask NT Wright! Upcoming Homebrewed Interview
On Acts of God
Rick Perry, the sometimes secessionist governor of Texas, my beloved home-state, dabbled in theology yesterday to explain the cause of the worst oil spill in history. 'From time to time, there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented,' Perry said. … Read more about On Acts of God
Alexander Shaia on the Hidden Power of the Gospels: Homebrewed Christianity 78
In this episode, Tripp interviews Dr. Alexander Shaia about his new book, The Hidden Power of the Gospels. Dr. Shaia's unusual approach combines anthropology, psychology, and ancient spiritual traditions to reveal that each of the four gospels focuses on a different spiritual question. These … Read more about Alexander Shaia on the Hidden Power of the Gospels: Homebrewed Christianity 78
Jigsaw Puzzle or House of Cards?
Here is a sweet metaphor from The Economist article 'The clouds of unknowing' last month: Whether your impression is dominated by the whole or the holes will depend on your attitude to the project at hand. You might say that some see a jigsaw where others see a house of cards. Jigsaw types have in … Read more about Jigsaw Puzzle or House of Cards?