Buckle your theological safety belts for it is time for a debacle. It is neither a conversation nor a debate but a debacle... a Great Debacle! Over 1300 people tuned in to the stream from all over the globe to wrestle with the meaning of the cross. Now you get to enjoy this gem of a nerdy … Read more about Tony Jones & Peter Rollins on #TheGreatDebacle
Excited about Easter: Resurrected Faith
Across N. America, the two largest groups of people who are reclaiming their faith are traditionally parents of little ones who are settling down and putting down roots – and those who are finding a different version of faith in a new community or expression. Various labels are often assigned to … Read more about Excited about Easter: Resurrected Faith
Naturalism is not Enough: Or, Why Transcendence is not the Problem
There has been a great discussion in the comment section of the latest TNT episode where Tripp talks with LeRon Shults and Barry Taylor, both of whom I admire. Shults defends a form of radical theology and at one point even uses the term "atheist" to describe himself. His ontology is a strictly … Read more about Naturalism is not Enough: Or, Why Transcendence is not the Problem
au contraire mon fraire. the @pastormark question.
"This past Monday…@pastormark came out…publicly…in a story leaked by reddit and picked up by the huffington post…by which the Christian twittersphere has become divided…as he has vowed to spend a year in the dark going deeper with his best friend…he has surrounded himself with a group of … Read more about au contraire mon fraire. the @pastormark question.
The Authority Question – Pentecostals & Methodists
Last week, at the Phyllis Tickle event, the ‘authority question’ came up, as it will/should whenever someone starts talking about ‘the Spirit’. I was sitting out in the audience for the Fuller Seminary part of the evening. A little debate/concern arose about the issue of authority - especially … Read more about The Authority Question – Pentecostals & Methodists
It has happened again. The word ‘the’ has become a stumbling block. The first incident occurred on TNT when I spoke up about my friendship with ‘Al’ - as in incarnational, etc. - and Tripp professed his love for the word ‘the’. ?Tripp wants to talk about the incarnation and the resurrection. ?I … Read more about Drop ‘The’
‘Atheist Churches’ are more traditional than Emergents
I am loving the conversations that have come out of the publicity tour of Sunday Assemblies. The feedback and pushback that is being generated by these 'atheist churches' is proving very informative. I am actually learning a lot about how people think of church, atheism, tradition, and … Read more about ‘Atheist Churches’ are more traditional than Emergents
Invitation To Conversation: Ancient Future Faith
An 'Ancient-Future' faith is an idea that gripped me more than a decade ago and, even as I have emerged into a very different expression of my faith, I can not shake. As I have revisited and revised my participation and understanding of the Christian faith, this concept has haunted me in the best of … Read more about Invitation To Conversation: Ancient Future Faith
Apple Updates and the Church
I have been thinking about the church and technology a lot lately. Part of it comes from planning to update a sanctuary constructed in 1951. Some of it has to do with recruiting a team to handle all the tech stuff at 'church plant'. A bit of it came from the odd analogy that was used repeatedly … Read more about Apple Updates and the Church
Reclamation, Religion and Consumerism’s Bricolage: in conversation with Philip Clayton
A couple of weeks ago I had a very interesting conversation with Philip Clayton. Several of us went out for lunch after the High Gravity session on Religion & Science. We were at a restaurant where the walls were decorated with a busy collection of reclaimed signs, old pictures and repurposed … Read more about Reclamation, Religion and Consumerism’s Bricolage: in conversation with Philip Clayton
Kirk Have I Loved But Tripp?
Daniel Kirk is on the podcast. The most sensational Theo-Blogger, Homebrewing, Fuller Professor of New Testament, and fellow Wake Forest Demon Deacon [he also went to Duke and UNC Chapel Hill but I forgive him for that... Go Deacs!] is on the podcast with a bunch of topics he's looking to settle … Read more about Kirk Have I Loved But Tripp?
#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