Theology Nerds! It is time for a book blog tour with one of our very own! In fall 2014 Callid released his book, Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer with Cascade Books and they've been awesome and said they'll kick in a dozen books for you all to get your nerdy hands on. The book itself is chock … Read more about Theopoetics Book Blog Tour
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
T is for Theopoetics
First off, “T” should probably be “theosis,” “trinity,” or “theodicy,” but since Bo is piloting this ship and he asked me to cover theopoetics I figured I should probably do what the captain asks. Aye-aye. Since theopoetics isn't likely in Bo's dictionary of theological goodness I'll first offer … Read more about T is for Theopoetics
Religion Within the Bounds of Hauntology Alone?
Thanks to Tripp and Indiana University Press I also get to contribute a post to the Insistence of God blog tour, John Caputo's latest and most "insystematic" (had to!) treatment of the theological. Full disclosure, I'm selfishly taking part because I'm working on a chapter engaging Caputo for an … Read more about Religion Within the Bounds of Hauntology Alone?
The Insistence of God Theo-Blogger Tour!
John Caputo has just released a brand new book & Indiana Pres hooked me up with some copies to run a little blog tour. If you haven't already purchased yourself a copy of The Insistence of God then do it now... I'll wait... NOW check out the blog stops, share your responses and let me know if … Read more about The Insistence of God Theo-Blogger Tour!
AAR Event: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches
Caputo and Derrida in Actual Churches Exploring the Influence of (a stream of) Postmodern Thought on Christian Practices Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion Saturday, November 23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Loch Raven Room II Sheraton Inner Harbor We’ve assembled a panel of speakers … Read more about AAR Event: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches
Postmodern Suffering on Twitter
Peter Heltzel - protestant activist, friend of Randy Woodley, author of Resurrection City, and upcoming podcast guest - posed a question on Twitter yesterday: What does postmodernity mean for those who suffer? Friend of the podcast, Anthony Smith addressed one aspect when he tweeted "black folks … Read more about Postmodern Suffering on Twitter
Call for Proposals: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches
This year at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature (Baltimore, November 23-26) we're interested in assembling a panel of speakers who can address concrete, physical Christian activities which have been influenced by post-modern thought. That … Read more about Call for Proposals: Derrida and Caputo in Actual Churches
Radical Theology Cliff Notes
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
Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?
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”?
Why Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm need each other
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
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