Guest Post by Deacon Toy Adams... Rob Bell’s new book What We Talk About When We Talk About God came out today. Luckily I was able to get my hands on a copy of it two days ago because it was out at a local Books-A-Million store (probably mistakenly). So I have been finishing up the book while most … Read more about Rob Bell: Out of the Process (Tillichian) Closet
Jordan took his family to Disneyland this week, so Christian recruited his wife, Rev. Amy Piatt to co-host. They act pretty much like what you'd expect a married couple hosting a radio show together to act like, so that's kind of entertaining in itself. Then, after interviewing Shannon Moore, a … Read more about The Nones, The League & Death of the Nuclear Family
I can't wait for THE most epic nerdy event of the year - Subverting the Norm! This April 5 & 6 an amazing collection of thinkers and practitioners will be gathering at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri for a conversation every Homebrewed Christianity Deacon dreams about. The speaker … Read more about 7 Reasons to Subvert the Norm in April
Roger Olson caused some ripples last week when he posted “Why I am not a Liberal Christian”. Then Scot McKnight went and took it even farther with “What is a Liberal Anyway” and said : “Evangelicals have successfully made “liberal” a pejorative term. So today many liberals call themselves … Read more about There is a Difference Between Liberal and Progressive
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
Is your church a crack house? My buddy Pete argues via video that the church is the place many go looking for their fix. Like a crack house the same people go week after week going to feel good for a bit only to go back again. We aren't going to born our brokenness and move beyond our present … Read more about Is the Church a Crack House?
Are you a religion scholar, graduate student, or a nerdy practitioner who spends time thinking about the emerging church movement and theology? Do you want to put your voice along side others at the mega theo-nerd gathering that is the American Academy of Religion(AAR)? Then you should send in a … Read more about Emerging Church Theology: CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Before the big event in Memphis to celebrate Phyllis and her book Emergence Christianity, Tripp got to chat with the first-lady of emergence. This is Phyllis at her best! As many of you know there was concern leading up the conference and controversy coming out of it. This interview we recorded … Read more about Phyllis Tickle on Emergence Christianity
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
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?
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