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
A Theology Nerd’s Guide to Christmas Gifting
The Homebrewed Christianity Podcast loves it when the Deacons get a hold of the freshest new theo-nerd books. We like it even better when the Deacons purchase these books through one of our Amazon links because we get a pinch of the purchase price to pay the podcast bills. Since there will be … Read more about A Theology Nerd’s Guide to Christmas Gifting
Memory, Forgiveness, and Volf’s Heaven
I just recently came across the short 2006 article, "Letting Go: The Final Miracle of Forgiveness," (available here and here) from Miroslav Volf, and it set off an "uh-oh" warning bell for me. Since it is a line of reasoning I've never thought through all the way before I figured I'd pop on here and … Read more about Memory, Forgiveness, and Volf’s Heaven
A Rant for an Ecstatic God
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
Religion Within the Bounds of Hauntology Alone?
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?
Religion and Science wk. 4 Neuro-religiosity: Imago Reductio or Imago Dei?
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?
#HighGravity Religion and Science: wk 3 Emergence, Eco-everything, and Evil
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
Religion and Science: Wk. 2 Recap and React- Physics and Cosmology
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
#HighGravity Religion and Science: Wk. 1 Questions/Discussion Forum
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
High Gravity Religion and Science Rundown and Round-Up
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
New Heresy: Labelianism
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
Call for Proposals: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches
This year at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature (Baltimore, November 23-26) we're interested in assembling a panel of speakers who can address concrete, physical Christian activities which have been influenced by post-modern thought. That … Read more about Call for Proposals: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches