Once is an incident. Twice is a trend. Three times is a pattern. This the now the 3rd time this thing idea about shying away from the label 'liberal' has come up. I heard it for the first time almost 10 years ago: "Emergents are just cool liberals". This came from conservative, evangelical … Read more about Leaving Behind The ‘Liberal’ Label
Sometimes you stumble into something so wildly different than anything you have encountered before that it can give you a bit of whiplash. When this happens in the realm of theology – it can cause a level of trauma to your faith that it feels as if it will never recover. This is where translators … Read more about Radical Theology Cliff Notes
It is time to get Prodigal with David Fitch! Fitch and his buddy Geoff Holsclaw just published a new book Prodigal Christianity in which they offer a trajectory for the church that differentiates itself from the contemporary emergent and neo-reformed streams. We spend some time discussing the new … Read more about Prodigal Christianity, Rob Bell coming out, & Tony Jones’ Confusion with David Fitch
I grew up in a tradition that said I should be, as much as possible, like Jesus. I get that - and I try to do so. Yesterday at the Loft LA I had the privilege to say 3 things (among many others) about God: God is Black (from James Cone) She Who Is (from Elizabeth Johnson) God is a Fag ( … Read more about God Is Not Like Me
On this week's TNT I proposed that labels can be good and helpful. They don't need to be divisive or negative. Now some people want to eschew labels all together. I get why they might want to do that but I find that not only a daunting task but a nearly impossible way to proceed through society … Read more about The Thing With Labels
I'm a big admirer and supporter of Sojourners Magazine and its editor-in-chief Jim Wallis, who was just interviewed on the Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast again, and just released a new book entitled On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics hasn't Learned about Serving the Common … Read more about Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?
Do Confessional and Radical theologies need each other? More on Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm
Guest Post from Tad Delay I. On Tuesday Bill posted a very conciliatory case for “Why Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm need each other.” Bill and I were both at Subverting the Norm. And to be honest, I do not know much about Missio Alliance. But I’m intrigued and want to think … Read more about Do Confessional and Radical theologies need each other? More on Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm
Giving his toast to Jacques Derrida during the Live Homebrewed Christianity “Theology of Rock” podcast at the Subverting the Norm conference earlier this month, Jack Caputo made the following comment: [Derrida belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Radical Theology because] “he saves us from the safety of … Read more about Why Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm need each other
A good question can stimulate the brain to put together things that one had not previously connected. Stuart Harrell asked my a question about what a course on emergent "preaching" would look like. Here are some of my thought - I would love to hear yours. My cleaned up tweets are posted as … Read more about Emergent Preaching?
I love Twitter. It is the best (and fastest) way to catch a sense of what is going on and get updated on trending topics. It is truly amazing to see what some can do with 140 characters. The other day I 'eavesdropped' on a really interesting exchange that was telling - in just 3 tweets. Rob … Read more about Greg Boyd Is Not Emergent
I’ve been a fan of Tiger Woods for a long time. As a youngster, I aspired to golf like him, and as an adult, I’ve spent hours watching nervously as his putts rolled in - or past - the hole. However, this week, Holy Week, Nike’s self-effacing advert for Tiger has gone one … Read more about Tiger Woods, Nike and The Easter Narrative: When #Winning Means Nothing
I have had a couple great conversations with some fellow young progressive Jesus lovers. They were bemoaning all the slow moves towards embracing the LGBT community and advocating for Same Sex Marriage. If you are supportive any move that direction could be a good one but sometimes you just want … Read more about Big Platforms Coming Out For Marriage Equality