Deacon Invite to Soularize & Homebrewed Christianity 3-D from tripp fuller on Vimeo. If you can come, do come!!!! You can get the Deacon Deal here! Purchase a ticket at the normal rate, and you’ll get all these extras for FREE: > Free HBC t-shirt and sticker – email Tripp with your … Read more about I Really Want You to Come to Soularize!!
I saw two interesting bits of controversy this past week. I wasn't necessarily surprised by either of them but I was disturbed by the way they overlapped. The first item was a post as part of a series at Pangea (on Patheos). This one was reeling over the evangelical credibility of C.S. Lewis. … Read more about Is ANYone evangelical enough anymore?
I continue to be very excited about the Claremont Lincoln University Project to bring together Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and practitioners. It is essential for the future that each tradition initiate its young leaders and thinkers in at atmosphere of mutual exchange and … Read more about a big difference between Christianity and Islam
God takes sides. I was talking to an adult member of my church yesterday about the fight over the debt limit. At some point I said "well God has already taken sides and I am not sure it is being voiced." I went on to say I have no divinely ordained policy prescriptions but scripture is clear … Read more about God Takes Sides….or When Karl Barth Was Right
Religions need revision. This is even true of made up ones! Scientology has been in the news over the past months for all the wrong reasons: splinter groups, rival factions, money issues, coercive strategies for intimidating dissenters, and even heated theological debates. [check out last week’s … Read more about True Religion: always revising renovating and reviving
I was on a long road trip over the past two weeks and one thing that was stuck in my head while I drove was an article by David Fitch. He is an Anabaptist and had just come back from an event with Phyllis Tickle. The part of his post that kept coming to mind was this: Phyllis sees a Christianity … Read more about David Fitch and the Great Emergence
I am a John Cobb FANIAC! Here's a super sweet post from Cobb that all HBC Deacons should read. It is from the first Open & Relational theology gathering at the American Academy of Religion. It collects all sorts of people....Process theologians, Open Theists, and Social … Read more about Critical Realist Theologians of God’s Love UNITE!!!
In light of yesterday’s Federal ruling that Obamacare’s famous individual mandate is legal, I would like to offer a few thoughts on why I think this is a good thing. That is, in the already emerging run up to the next presidential election, Obamacare is at stake. If the legality of the health-care … Read more about Big Win for Obamacare
After peer pressure from facebook the Homebrewed Christianity podcast is moving to a 'page.' Now I know you truly love all the facebook messages you get from all the pages you are connected too....I know I do! (sarcasm) SO here's the HBC deal. We are gonna use this page for three things..... 1) … Read more about If you ‘like’ Homebrewed Christianity OR free theology books…
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to an event at Fuller Seminary where Phyllis Tickle, Lauren Winner and Tony Jones were speaking. During the Q & R time I asked this question: When you look at attendance rates across the board, the atrocious rate that we are losing young people … Read more about Bo’s Big concern about the future of the church
Last week, I was involved in a "preach off" at church and was asked to give a sermon in only seven words. I was given the internet and five minutes. I was allowed to share a pic and a scripture passage. This was the result. "There is plenty if we share." Scripture: Acts 2:42-47 I dropped … Read more about Seven-word sermon
-by Deacon Joe Paparone I first came across Mark Scandrette’s writings earlier this year. I finished his first book, “Soul Graffiti” on the plane to a conference he was speaking at, and it floored me. His presentations and our conversations at the conference surrounded the ideas first presented … Read more about The Way of Jesus and all that jazz