Tripp is a podcaster, theologian, minister and competitive home brewer. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD in Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. For over 12 years Tripp has been doing the Homebrewed Christianity podcast (think on demand internet radio) where he interviews different scholars about their work so you can get nerdy in traffic, on the treadmill or doing the dishes. Last year it had over 3 million downloads. It also inspired a book series with Fortress Press called the Homebrewed Christianity Guides to… topics like God, Jesus, Spirit, Church History etc. Tripp is a very committed and (some of his friends think overly ) engaged Lakers fan, takes Star Wars and Lord of the Rings very seriously, enjoys coaching his oldest son Elgin’s flag football and basketball team, and prides himself in giving rousing editions of Sandra Boynton tunes during bedtime reading. Tripp, partner since 18 Alecia, & three kids (11, 5, & 2) are all moving to Scotland at the end of the month where they hope to develop a sweet accent and avoid eating haggis.  In the classroom, online, or in the pulpit, his passion is helping the church develop a zesty theology with traction in our world today.

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While Tripp is always happy to craft a fresh keynote or sermon, here are a few popular talks that are requested on a regular basis…

– New Rules for a Theology That Doesn’t Suck
– Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, Lord or Just Freaking Awesome
– Can Postmodern Theology Live in the Church?
– Theology After Google


The Bootcamp is a day long theology intensive packed full of theological nerdiness. Many Christians are stuck saying, “I’m not that kind of Christian.” We are clear about our commitment to justice, peace, and extravagant welcome, but often we have a hard time talking about God. At the Theology Nerd Bootcamp, Tripp presents an energetic and engaging introduction to progressive Christian theology. Our goal is not only to geek out as we explore the contours of theology, but to equip Christian leaders to talk positively about their faith.

Sample Schedule:
9am – 10am: Welcome & Intro: What is progressive Christian theology?
11:00am – 12:30pm: Session 1: God
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30pm – 3pm: Session 2: Christ
3pm – 4pm: Theology Nerd Throwdown (Q&A)
5pm – 9pm: Session 3: Dinner, beer, and Holy Spirit fun at a local pub.


We have taken the Homebrewed Christianity podcast experience to breweries, conferences, schools, living rooms, and church basements. For each “live podcast”, we curate a live experience that is somewhere between a late-night talk show and an episode of Charlie Rose that goes off the rails. It includes interviews, group singing, interactive games and memorable moments never to be repeated. We work with the host to put together an unforgettable evening that we can polish and share with our audience online.

Previous live events include: Progressive Youth Ministry, C21, Claremont School of Theology, Subverting the Norm, Soularize, Transform, Fuller Theological Seminary, the Wild Goose Festival, the American Academy of Religion, and more.

Guests have included: John Cobb, Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, Amy Butler, Rachel Held Evans, Catherine Keller, Jack Caputo, Peter Rollins, Diana Butler Bass, Phyllis Tickle, and plenty of others.

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