Our Theology Starts 100 Years Ago: an experiment

I want to throw something out and see if it has legs. I will be playing a character today - feel free to play along!  My great-grandmother was born into a world that no longer exists in many ways. I’m preparing a presentation for the Subverting the Norm Conference. I have been reviewing a book … Read more about Our Theology Starts 100 Years Ago: an experiment

If Aquinas Were Around Today

Thomas Aquinas comes up a lot these days.*   Some of it is generated by a small community of passionate people who want to reclaim his project.  This, in turn, prompts some - such as John Caputo in an interview with us - to come up with a legendary one liner that accused this group of ‘retreating … Read more about If Aquinas Were Around Today

Preferring the Past: Phyllis Tickle, Radical Orthodoxy and the Tea Party

There has a been an uproar this week over Phyllis Tickle’s closing comments at last weekend’s big emergent event in Memphis. It was a party to celebrate Phyllis and her book “Emergence Christianity”. Friend of the podcast, Julia Clawson (who was at the gathering) wrote an amazing reflection on … Read more about Preferring the Past: Phyllis Tickle, Radical Orthodoxy and the Tea Party

Is David Fitch right about the Church’s task?

This morning David Fitch tweeted this: "The biggest task of today's church is to undermine in its members the blase unexamined acceptance of secular assumptions for everyday life." I have been thinking about it all day. I'm not sure he is right on this one. Now just to let you know where I … Read more about Is David Fitch right about the Church’s task?

Plundering Religion with Kester Brewin, Peter Rollins, & Barry Taylor #Mutiny

Kester Brewin is bringing the good news of pirate inspired mutiny! The wisdom of Blackbeard, Luke Skywalker, Peter Pan and Odysseus and other eye-patched heroinesgets dropped as Kester reflects on personal development, art, economics and faith. If hearing from Kester about his newest book Mutiny! … Read more about Plundering Religion with Kester Brewin, Peter Rollins, & Barry Taylor #Mutiny

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