Sojourners caused a stir when they wouldn't publish a "Believe Out Loud" ad. Jim Wallis attempted to explain the decision but it didn't ease the tension for everyone. When I saw Tony Jones, Brian McLaren, First Things, Christianity Today, Peter, David Henson, Chad Holtz, & (my favorite post) … Read more about Sojourners, Identity Politics, & Justice: RATT 3
Here is a newspaper report and interview with Harold Camping: Washington Post article The thing that people seem to be feeling bad about is that some gullible individuals got duped. I am sympathetic with the mild compassion...but I think that there is something far more sinister and devastating … Read more about Hangover: waking up from the rapture
Welp, today is the rapture. And I got left behind. It seems all my friends did too. If we're going to live here together, let's try to fix this place up — shall we, roomies? Here's a good read from my and Tripp's former professor, Dr. Bill Leonard. Tomorrow I'm posting audio from my sermon … Read more about Left behind.
Theology nerds unite! I know you love books but which ones? I am totally interested in your answers so post them here, facebook, or link to the post. My wish-list is ready..... 1. A book you get excited just looking at 2. Your favorite book by your favorite living theologian 3. A … Read more about Theology Nerd Book Survey
The resurrection matters. Sometimes I make my progressive theological friends anxious when I get going on about it. A friend told me last week, "Tripp your Christology is so high it might as well come from Venice Beach." While I am not sure about the comparison (p.s. non-LAites Venice has a high … Read more about Why the Resurrection Matters….
This was my meditation for our church email this week. For Youth Sunday, I'm preaching on the Good Samaritan. There’s a woman named Grace who lives on my street in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco. When I say she lives on my street, I mean that literally — she's homeless. I pass her … Read more about Grace
Today the new University Project announced it’s official name - Claremont Lincoln University. You can read about the background story of the name here. As a Claremont student, I am invested in the future of the project. I had desired to come to the School of Theology for a while but that was … Read more about Claremont’s New University
Today is a very exciting day for all those with connections to Claremont School of Theology! The visionary President Jerry Campbell has succeeded in putting together the first inter-religious University on our planet. With a very generous gift from Joan and David Lincoln, beginning next fall … Read more about Welcome to the World Claremont Lincoln University!!!!
I was editing the 101st episode of Homebrewed Christianity, a conversation primarily between Paul Capetz and John Cobb. It was a fantastic theological dialogue ... and then then subject turned toward practical matters. What happened to the Mainline church? Why is it in such decline? It turns … Read more about what went wrong with the Mainline?
What would you do if Osama came to your church for communion? In this video I discuss just how he showed up on youth Sunday a few years ago. This video was recorded by Travis the day before we were told Osama was dead Travis Reed of Work of the People \ Alter and I got to reconnect at the … Read more about Communion with Osama
Short version of this post: J. Wilson undertook a 46-day beer-only fast for Jesus, followed by a bacon smoothie on Easter Sunday. Holy Doppelbock, Batman! Over a year ago, on the podcast, I mentioned that I was brewing a delicious doppelbock — and that it was traditionally brewed and consumed by … Read more about A beer-only fast for Lent