This post is for all of the iPhone and iPad users out there. Apple has created a new app for iOS that is creatively titled "Podcasts." Here's the link to download the app. There's some cool new features and a great looking interface that cribs from a classic design by Dieter Rams. All the podcasts … Read more about New Podcasts App for iOS
I like LeBron James. I am a native born Ohio son and I have been hearing about him since he was in High School. My cousin even played against him in a tournament (LeBron won). I get that folks were upset with the way he left Cleveland (a horrible ESPN live debacle that was supposed to be a … Read more about Did Lebron James ‘deserve’ to win the NBA Championship?
Bo and I were invited to the United Church of Christ Annual Gathering to rock the Theology Nerd Throwdown. We were joined by Erin Wyma, Thea Mateu, Mary Sue Brookshire, and Dave Palmer. Best of all they secured us a space at the Alcatraz Brewing Company for the late night theology party. There were … Read more about Theology Nerd Throwdown Takes the UCC to Alcatraz!
Deacons I am thrilled to let you all in to a live HBC house-show & yard party with your favorite British PoMo theological and cultural super star Barry Taylor (check him on the podcast, with Peter Rollins on the Apostle Paul and at Theology After Google). The show is almost an hour and a half of … Read more about Profano Theology with Barry Taylor!
here's a political round up of what's been popping in my RSS feed! enjoy... Joe Biden Goes "Off Message" And Shows Real Emotion And Humanity. This is the single best moment of the week! Mitt Romney 'Wifer' Controversy was kicked off by Bill Maher. I laughed very hard and still can't figure … Read more about ‘Wifer’ Controversy, Biden Being Awesome, & Our lack of Choice
This past Monday I caught wind of a cooky Southern preacher who preached about a plan to exterminate lesbians, queers and homosexuals. I hear a lot of chatter about this kind of thing so I hoped it would just go away. By Tuesday night this North Carolina pastor was showing up all over … Read more about Is this even Christianity?
Thanks again to Bo and Tripp for providing space for me to pursue these reflections, and to readers of my earlier post, many of whom offered thoughtful and encouraging comments. - by Justin D. Klassen I'd like to follow up on the claim of Žižek and others that the God revealed in Jesus is not a … Read more about Christian Matter: The Beloved Wilderness
Unless you spent yesterday hiding in the woods you heard that our President came out publicly in support of gay marriage. He was already the most aggressive Presidential advocate the LGTBQ has had, over turning Don't Ask Don't Tell, giving executive orders to secure legal rights for gay partners, … Read more about Pastors Should Follow Obama & Stop Evolving!
We all have to pay our debts right? Isn't that the moral thing to do? This is so self-evidently true to us that it seems ludicrous for anyone to challenge it. But that's exactly what David Graeber does in his important book Debt: The First 5,000 Years. I've been doing a series of posts on the book … Read more about Our Double Theology of Debt
Two of the podcast's best friends have published E-books in last month and they are both here for a Theology Nerd Throwdown! First up, Bo chats with Julie Clawson about the book she wrote about the Hunger Games. (you can find her first podcast appearance here) Then Tripp and Bo skype with … Read more about Hunger Games and a Better Atonement: TNT E-book Extravaganza
Writing a paper on Globalization calls for a serious study break and tonight I headed to the opening day of the Hunger Games. There are three things that you should know about my movie going experience: My theater is one block from UCLA and I appeared to be the oldest person in the theatre. LA … Read more about Violence in the Hunger Games
In chapter 1 of his book Death of Liberal Class, Chris Hedges sketches both the height of the Liberal era in the 19th century and its cataclysmic implosion with the arrival of World War in the 20th. The disillusionment of human evil, aggression, and suffering deflated the optimism of innate human … Read more about The Death of the Liberals is killing us