Bo sat down with J. Ryan Parker last month after they were given a sneak-peek at the movie 12 Years A Slave. After a review of the merits in the movie-making elements of the film, the talk turns theological. If you haven't seen the movie, you may want to skip to the 13-14 minutes mark to avoid … Read more about 12 Years A Slave: Movie Review and Theological Reflection
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
A quirky and sad story has emerged out of Kentucky this week. In one of the strangest cases of purported religious beliefs intersecting with athletic performance, a Kentucky junior cross country runner voluntarily walked away from a chance to qualify for the state meet to avoid running with the bib … Read more about Avoiding That Awful Number: 666
Last week Russell Brand, in a BBC interview, raised a lot of eyebrows by calling into question the legitimacy of voting. He talked about the brokeness of the system and the relative banality of the process. I saw lots of good Facebook conversation (which seems rare these days) about the clip and … Read more about Should Christians Vote? Russell Brand has got me asking again
I have been thinking about the church and technology a lot lately. Part of it comes from planning to update a sanctuary constructed in 1951. Some of it has to do with recruiting a team to handle all the tech stuff at 'church plant'. A bit of it came from the odd analogy that was used repeatedly … Read more about Apple Updates and the Church
by Bo Sanders 12 Years A Slave is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. The cinematic elements compliment the twisted and troubling plot to create a riveting experience for the viewer. What follows is a theological reflection - for a more formal review of the movie check out Pop … Read more about 12 Years A Slave and the Cross of Christ
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