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
This video is my bibliography to Process theology. If there is one school of theology that gets me excited this is it!!! Here's my video bibliography. I will post the books (with links to amazon that financially support the HBC podcast) below in order of their appearance. Process … Read more about A MEGA-Post…. Process Theology Bibliography
My homeboy Travis messaged me a question...."what should I ask NT Wright? I'm gonna have a camera on him tomorrow." My answer....."What doesn't NT Wright know?" Here's NT Wright answering the question, ohhh and it involved sacrifice and atonement stuff! Old Testament Sacrifices from The Work … Read more about What N.T. Wright Doesn’t Know….