Years ago, Lutheran historical theologian Martin Marty participated in a decade long project exploring fundamentalisms worldwide . One of the most interesting (albeit paradoxical) of his findings was their extreme openness to technological advancements as tools. Cutting edge technology is openly … Read more about The Only “Progress” Allowed: Techno-Utilitarians for Jesus
Far be it from me to theorize about a person, or make that person a type...but I'm going to for the sake of trying to process a couple things that appear to be endemic to evangelicalism as a church culture. I should say that while I haven't read much of his work, I like Donald Miller and this post … Read more about No Need for Sunday: A Theory on the Making of Donald Millers
One might think it a bummer timing-wise for John Piper, releasing his new poem/video foray into the arts just before Beyoncé surprised the music world with a new album (and accompanying videos), but with the amount of tweets and Facebook shares it's getting, it appears Beyoncé and Piper might just … Read more about John Piper’s WAMM Calvinist
The way I see it, there is a fundamental paradox--an unavoidable tension-- at the heart of any attempt to avoid thinking the theological anthropocentrically (focused on us and what God as done for us). In other words, to varying degrees (and with varying vigilance) theologians, pastors, disciples, … Read more about A Rant for an Ecstatic God
Thanks to Tripp and Indiana University Press I also get to contribute a post to the Insistence of God blog tour, John Caputo's latest and most "insystematic" (had to!) treatment of the theological. Full disclosure, I'm selfishly taking part because I'm working on a chapter engaging Caputo for an … Read more about Religion Within the Bounds of Hauntology Alone?
Recap: Philip began this week describing fascinating recent work in primate studies that shows just how capable other primates are at learning and using language, sometimes even intentionally creating new names with learned languages. What should these studies do for us? Fundamentally, they … Read more about Religion and Science wk. 4 Neuro-religiosity: Imago Reductio or Imago Dei?
This week we dove into the world of biology, perhaps the most contentious field of Religion and Science interaction. I'm thinking some of my recaps have been a bit much (length-wise), so I'm gonna try to be brief here, and lean into the reaction and question part a bit more. Recap: Philip … Read more about #HighGravity Religion and Science: wk 3 Emergence, Eco-everything, and Evil
I apologize for the bit of delay getting this weeks discussion forum out. I had some unexpected family travel mid-week. Recap: This week we dove into the micro and the macro of the physics and religion topics: quantum physics and cosmology. This turns out to be quite a natural way in which to … Read more about Religion and Science: Wk. 2 Recap and React- Physics and Cosmology
Our six-week live online has begun and the week one lecture/discussion video is up for free on HBC as well as mission soulutions. If you haven't watched and are in the high gravity group (or the in-the-flesh Claremont group), do it! If you haven't signed up and want a free taster with this first … Read more about #HighGravity Religion and Science: Wk. 1 Questions/Discussion Forum
Rundown: The next iteration of High Gravity is nearly upon us. The recipe has been altered a bit and a few new ingredients are being added in our last boil and fermentation process before we do the first tasting--week one begins Monday Sept. 9th @ 10am PST. Sign up via missionsoulutions.com HBX … Read more about High Gravity Religion and Science Rundown and Round-Up
You've heard of Sabellianism (you might even fit the bill practically speaking), but have you heard of Labelianism? Make no mistake, this new, more pernicious, more gruesomely heretical heresy is widespread within the Christian community these days and unlike many other heresies which might be more … Read more about New Heresy: Labelianism