Over the past month we have been engaged in a vibrant conversation here about the labels of Liberal, Evangelical, Progressive, and Emergent. Here is a set links for those wanting to get up to speed. Liberal Masterclass pod - Nine Nations of Evangelicalism blog - Progressive is not Liberal blog - … Read more about What’s in a name? Branding and control
I had just come back from Big Tent Phoenix and had a chance to go to Fuller Seminary to hear Stanley Hauerwas. I had read his The Peaceable Kingdom and Resident Aliens. I had also listened to him lecture on John Howard Yoder and several other topics. So, I was excited for the Q&R time - my plan … Read more about What the heck Hauerwas?
Theology Nerd Throwdown! This is part 3/3 for Tripp and Bo sitting down to chat about the terms Evangelical, Progressive, Emergent and Liberal. A number of authors come up. Here is a handy list of the books that get mentioned and any relevant Homebrewed podcast they appeared in. Stanley … Read more about TNT: Hauerwas and the Evangelicals
Tripp and Bo sit down for an hour-long chat about the term 'Liberal'. Tripp interacts with Friedrich Schleiermacher and Albert Ritschl for a historical perspective and then connects with Douglas Ottati and Peter Hodgson for a contemporary engagement. Tripp puts them in contrast to Progressive, … Read more about TNT: Liberal Master Class
Back Ground : Brandon Morgan attended the Wild Goose Festival and came away with some concerns/critiques that were posted at Roger Olson’s website and responded to by Tony Jones with some great new suggestions . Tripp and I had some fun recording a Theology Nerd Throw-down (TNT) last week where … Read more about Goosing Emergents into the Mainline
Last week I posted that Progressive is not Liberal and also on the term Evangelical. Both got good response. It was part of a bigger conversation that his happening at several nodes around the interwebs. Here is a rundown of some of them. Carol Howard Merritt from Tribal Church.org did a god job … Read more about Update: Categories Clarification
I love youth group. I loved being in youth group and I have loved leading youth group. I have never been a big fan of rules. When I was teen they didn’t help me - I spent most of my time either ignoring them or trying to figure out how to get around them with loopholes. As a youth pastor I wanted … Read more about Youth Ministry Rules!
This has been an exciting couple of weeks for evangelicals. Well, at least the term evangelical. Kurt Willems started it all with a post about being an evangelical “reject” and a guest posted about C.S. Lewis being one. I responded by putting forward a progressive re-interpretation of the … Read more about Progressive is not Liberal
One of my all time favorite books is The Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau (published in 1981). [summary article here] His theory was that by any measure of culture, there were at least nine of them in North America. As someone in the newspaper industry in the 70s and 80s, he was … Read more about The Nine Nations of Evangelicalism
I saw two interesting bits of controversy this past week. I wasn't necessarily surprised by either of them but I was disturbed by the way they overlapped. The first item was a post as part of a series at Pangea (on Patheos). This one was reeling over the evangelical credibility of C.S. Lewis. … Read more about Is ANYone evangelical enough anymore?
I continue to be very excited about the Claremont Lincoln University Project to bring together Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and practitioners. It is essential for the future that each tradition initiate its young leaders and thinkers in at atmosphere of mutual exchange and … Read more about a big difference between Christianity and Islam
Religions need revision. This is even true of made up ones! Scientology has been in the news over the past months for all the wrong reasons: splinter groups, rival factions, money issues, coercive strategies for intimidating dissenters, and even heated theological debates. [check out last week’s … Read more about True Religion: always revising renovating and reviving