Tripp is a podcaster, theologian, minister and competitive home brewer. He married with two kids and two white fluffy puppies and is a hardcore LA Laker and Dodger fan. Currently, he is finishing his Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University and the first volume of the Homebrewed Christianity Guide series for Fortress Press on Jesus. 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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