Over 50 different HBC Deacons have answered the call. They responded to the John 14:6 Challenge & now Bo and I get to Nerd Out with some of your calls! It was a ton of fun to interact with you all and we will be looking forward to more interactive fun in the near future. The release of … Read more about The John 14:6 Challenge Edition!!! [TNT 39]
Over the past two months we have been having a lot of fun talking about John 14:6. The release of Brian McLaren's new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World and our subsequent live event with him at Wild Goose West (audio … Read more about What if John 14:6 isn’t even about Salvation?
I love John 14:6. I take so much encouragement from it and it challenges me deeply. I love John 14:6 but I do not like what many today are doing with it: hiding behind it as a catch-all explanation for other religions. Jericho Books has given Homebrewed a bunch of Brian McLaren’s new book to … Read more about Jesus wasn’t talking about Muslims in John 14:6
I had the chance to teach adult Sunday School this past weekend as we worked our way through Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. We are up to Question 9 “the Pluralism Question”. I had looked forward to this all Summer. Now unfortunately I did not have the time to cover some classics on … Read more about Stop Comparing Religions
I was away on a youth service trip last week and upon my return had the opportunity to listen to the Barry Taylor podcast from last week’s live show. It sounded great and I was sorry to have missed it. About 23 minutes in to The Theology of Rock, Barry Taylor talks about the play between the … Read more about Weaving History, Context, and Innovation into Christianity: a rockin’ theology
I have not seen Jeremy Lin play. But I am keeping a close eye on him. For those who don’t know, Jeremy Lin is a point-guard for the NY Knicks basketball team. He was a surprising star in college having received no scholarship offers to play after highschool. He then went undrafted in the Pros … Read more about Jeremy Lin: more than just Basketball’s Tebow
I love Tim Tebow - I just hate what his fan do with his success. It is irresponsible and un-Biblical. I have said before that I respect Tim and that he does not think God helps the Broncos win football games. Why I love Tim: He works incredibly hard, has an amazing energy, lives out his … Read more about My Love (hate) Relationship with Tim Tebow
The news is wild these days! Its almost as if there is a cultural shift underway! Let me just highlight 4 news stories from the past week: 1) The Pope: Gay marriage threatens humanity’s future 2) Pastor Joel Osteen to Oprah: Homosexuality Is Sin — But Gay People Will Get Into … Read more about Extremely White Male & Incredibly Homophobic
Over the next month we will continue ramping up for the Emergent Village Theological Conversation for 2012. We are very excited about bring the Emergent camp (who we love) into dialogue with Process thought (which we love) in a live-interactive-open ended- relational engagement. These blog posts … Read more about God is great! Jesus is super … but is he unique?
Say what you want about him (and many have said plenty) but the passing of Christopher Hitchens is a sad thing. He was perhaps the most mean-spirited of the self-titled 4 Horsemen of the New Atheists - the others being Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett - but he was effective. I … Read more about Hitchens helped my faith
by Jeremy Fackenthal One of my good friends taught an undergrad course on feminism in religion several years ago and assigned a book of John Cobb's. The class read it, loved it, and began a conversation about whether or not men could be feminists. They decided that they could and that John … Read more about Feminism & Religion in Process
In the most recent podcast episode Mike Morrell interviews Leif Hetland, a charismatic signs & wonders Pastor. Afterward I get to talk to with Tripp about my thoughts on reconciling the best of Pentecostal practices with a Progressive Christianity. Here are my two big points: What … Read more about Pentecostals & Progressives