Why I hate religion but love Jesus & the missing ingredient

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

Undercover Boss, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Listen to Karl Marx

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

Why are Young Americans feeling so positive about Socialism?

 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?

Femininity, Image, and Identity: the role of youth pastors and movies

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

HBC Top 11 Blogs of 2011

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

Blue Like Jazz the Movie! A Conversation with Steve Taylor & friends

  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

Hey Hey Ho Ho – the Status Quo has got to go!

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!

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