I have not seen Jeremy Lin play. But I am keeping a close eye on him. For those who don’t know, Jeremy Lin is a point-guard for the NY Knicks basketball team. He was a surprising star in college having received no scholarship offers to play after highschool. He then went undrafted in the Pros … Read more about Jeremy Lin: more than just Basketball’s Tebow
Jeff Bethke has created quite a stir with his YouTube video that begins “Jesus came to abolish religion.” Many video responses have followed (including a Muslim response) and some bloggers have meticulously attacked the logic behind his poem point-by-point. This past week he was in Time … Read more about Why I hate religion but love Jesus & the missing ingredient
Social media has made much more of our life public to a larger public. I know facebook, twitter and such leave a bunch of ministers stuck deciding how much of their life to share to whom, when, and where. Jeff Jarvis, a social media guru, argues in his new book Private Parts that "the more we … Read more about Ministers Taking their Parts Out In Public!
Well, I don't know about you, but when I go home, I get into politics debates with my family (what can I say? I've always been a radical). Recently, I've been listening to lectures by Richard Wolff on Marxism (yikes!) and he has given me a whole new way of understanding economics and politics. Then … Read more about Undercover Boss, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Listen to Karl Marx
Recently the Pew Poll Research Center performed a 'Political Rhetoric Test' to discover that young Americans have an increasingly positive response to 'socialism' and a declining one to 'capitalism.' I am interested in why y'all may think this is the case. It's important to note that a political … Read more about Why are Young Americans feeling so positive about Socialism?
I will be teaching this fun four weekend intensive class with a seriously amazing mentor Monica A. Coleman. If you are in the SoCal area and want to gain the tools and hone your … Read more about Become a Public Scholar…Take a Class with Monica Colemann & I
Hey Julie Clawson ! I could use some help thinking through a couple of things. For those of you who don’t know her, Julie Clawson is the author of Everyday Justice, a pastor, blogger, Emergent leader and former podcast guest. She is one of the conversation partners at the upcoming Emergent … Read more about Femininity, Image, and Identity: the role of youth pastors and movies
Here are the top 11 blogs of Homebrewed Christianity in 2011 : 1. Theology Nerd Book Survey 2. That’s “Too Gay” – Brian Ammons’ Banned Chapter from Baptimergent 3. Your First Steps into Biblical Universalism… 4. 31 Reasons I Left Evangelicalism and Became a Progressive But Not a … Read more about HBC Top 11 Blogs of 2011
Say what you want about him (and many have said plenty) but the passing of Christopher Hitchens is a sad thing. He was perhaps the most mean-spirited of the self-titled 4 Horsemen of the New Atheists - the others being Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett - but he was effective. I … Read more about Hitchens helped my faith
I have held off as long as I could but I think we better talk about this now before it goes any further. Tim Tebow is a phenomenon is the media these days. His Denver Broncos football team is on a 6 game winning streak and he is 7-1 as their starting Quaterback. Despite his apparent limitations … Read more about Talking to Tebow’s God
We sat down with director (and music legend) Steve Taylor for a roundtable about his newest project Blue Like Jazz the movie. Joining us is one of the script's writers Jordan Green of the Burnside Writers, the Whiskey Preacher, Rev. Amy Piatt, & her preacher's spouse Christian. The … Read more about Blue Like Jazz the Movie! A Conversation with Steve Taylor & friends
in light of the current protests. A few weeks ago Joerg Rieger cautioned about a type of Christianity that was a cheerleader for the system, that reinforced the status quo, and participated in society in way that strengthened Empire. I have said before I come from a background where this type … Read more about Hey Hey Ho Ho – the Status Quo has got to go!