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
President Obama got in some hot water for a compliment he paid California Attorney General Kamala Harris. He said: You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law, and … Read more about Beauty, Bodies and Blunders
Brace yourself! Jeffrey Robbins is all about the New Materialism and he is going to knock your socks off! Tripp gets to chat with the co-author of the book "Religion, Politics and the Earth" (along with pod favorite Clayton Crockett) that is making its way around the inter-webs in preparation … Read more about The New Materialism with Jeffrey Robbins
I had the honor of guest blogging for Scot McKnight yesterday. It was a good opportunity to try something out with a different crowd. It was instigated by last weeks post in response to Roger Olsen and Scot McKnight. It was a fantastic conversation and I learned several things that I will take … Read more about Lessons from Blogging at Jesus Creed on Progressive & Liberal
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
It is with great interest that I have read the blowback over the Beyoncé SuperBowl Half-Time Show. I have read several interesting articles - both in support and in criticism - of the spectacle. I get why people want to talk about her outfit, her moves, and her assembled cast of all females - … Read more about Beyoncé and the Bigger Question
Barna Research put out a fascinating list of America’s Top 100 most ‘Bible-Minded Cities’. Its not the top 10 Bible cities but the bottom 10 that are so telling! The bottom 10 are: Boston, Mass Manchester, NH Hartford/ New Haven, CT Portland/Auburn, ME Burlington,VT Plattsburgh, … Read more about Burned Over Barna
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
It does not take long, when listening to John Milbank, to discover the fatal flaw. Milbank says “The only choice in our time is between religion and nihilism”. Into a plural, multiple, diverse 21st century, RO comes marching in with a old-school binary! From sentence one, as a listener, you … Read more about Radical Orthodoxy’s Fatal Flaw
In all of the hub-bub surrounding the Mayan apocalypse that came and went without incident, it was tough to resist the funny one-liner on Facebook and Twitter. We have become so calloused against the doomsday predictions that have fueled the religious airwaves, TV broadcasts and book sales of the … Read more about Maybe the Mayans Weren’t Wrong
Charles Taylor, in his book Modern Social Imaginaries, utilizes the term ‘social imaginary’ to refer to god-like capacity described by Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities. The term encompasses a threefold meaning: First is the way that ordinary people “imagine” their surroundings in … Read more about When did America become like God? or Who would die for their country?