What's up deacons! The next episode of the Unfolded podcast will be dropping this Sunday, April 14, but until then we wanted to give you a taste of what is headed your way--check it out! This episode is fairytale entitled, Do you want to be free? … Read more about Unfolded Episode 2 Teaser!
Jordan took his family to Disneyland this week, so Christian recruited his wife, Rev. Amy Piatt to co-host. They act pretty much like what you'd expect a married couple hosting a radio show together to act like, so that's kind of entertaining in itself. Then, after interviewing Shannon Moore, a … Read more about The Nones, The League & Death of the Nuclear Family
"Is the internet for women and gays?" may seem like at odd question at first - but there is a story behind it. I am coming at the question as a researcher. I am doing research design at UCLA right now in preparation for my dissertation next year. One of the research questions is in relation to … Read more about Is the Internet for Women and Gays?
In this bonus trac I ask my mentor Randy Woodley why it seems like over the last 30 years it seems like we are going backwards in some important areas of equality and liberation. I have been saving this for Martin Luther King day because just before this question Randy and I were talking about … Read more about Randy Woodley on Race [MLK Bonus Trac]
There is no other way to say this - Jesus wasn’t a pastor and it is ridiculous to hold any contemporary pastor to that standard. I should probably back up. I was minding my own business last night reading Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization by Arjun Appadurai and I … Read more about Jesus Wasn’t A Pastor
Link Someone please give us a caption. … Read more about There is a metaphor in here somewhere. Which is better, decay or restoration? Caption this.
If you love Rock & Roll, being nerdy, & sweet story telling then you shall enjoy this episode. Our guest Barry Taylor is not only a professor of Culture & Religion at Fuller Seminary, author of Entertainment Theology and an Episcopal Priest but more importantly this evening he was the … Read more about Theology of Rock with Barry Taylor
John Cobb is back in action with this special bonus track. It's a follow up to his recent call to secularize Christianity. Lisa Domke and Scott Jones serve as our brilliant ministerial conversation partners. Scott was on the podcast a long time ago...episode 7 & episode 16. In the … Read more about Bonus Track: John Cobb with Lisa Domke and Scott Jones
Rachel Held Evans had a post last month that she has graciously allowed us to utilize here. In this week's TNT podcast, Tripp and I are going to talking about Jesus & His (S)words - which should be fun as Tripp lays the smack down on a pacifist metaphysic - but, as a pastor type, I also … Read more about Leaving the Church – Staying at Church
I’ve been happy to reflect, as of late, on the notion of communion, its proper place and its meaning. The institution is an interesting one. A sacrament and material means for the communication of God’s grace and God’s covenant to be a God who loves us unconditionally, communion has come to be … Read more about Thoughtful Eucharistic Heresy
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
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