Happy Birthday! HomeBrewed is celebrating its 5th and BoDaddy is celebrating his 40th! On this episode of the Theology Nerd Throw-down, Tripp and Bo talk about same-sex marriage, Rob Bell and his detractors. This all started when Tripp posted about big platforms coming out in … Read more about TNT: Same Sex Marriage, Rob Bell and His Detractors
I’m blogging my way through Neighbors and Wisemen for Lent. Today we read chpt. 15 where the author tells us a story about Dr. John Perkins’ visit to a packed Reed College auditorium. For those of you who don’t have the book, here are some selections from the chapter to get you up to speed. With … Read more about Living Out Faith Loud (Day 15)
iI am blogging my way through Neighbors & Wisemen for Lent. Today we are in chapter 7. The final sentence hits you hard. "True hospitality pushes past what we can afford to give up and makes deposits in accounts we can never lose." It is truly humbling, and a bit disturbing, to be in a … Read more about Day 7: Sodom’s Sin Wasn’t Sexual
Rick Warren provided some of us with a lot of fun the past two days on Twitter. He had sent out a message: "New churches: Buy land as soon as you can but delay building for as long as you can. Cant explain all the reasons here." This set off one of the funniest followup memes I have seen called … Read more about What Is Rick Warren Reading?
I am uncomfortable in my own body. Not that I want to be. It just kind of happens in our culture. When I was a senior in High School I still kissed my dad on the lips. I had done since I was a kid and it had never dawned on my to stop. One night I was going out with a … Read more about Day 3: Betrayed by a Kiss
I read the most interesting excerpt this weekend. In the Esquire Culture Blog entitled "Deep Thought For Sunday" the author talks about the uproar in the scientific community around last years publication of Thomas Nagel's book Mind and Cosmos. It may help to know that the subtitle of Nagel's … Read more about The Thing That Science Can’t Get Over
I am not a fan of dualism. For the most part I push back against simple binaries. This is not because they are inherently evil. It is because they so often do not accurately reflect the reality of the situation. They are a misconstruel of the data that neglects the complexity of variables present … Read more about Day 2: Double Vision
A record number of people read the post yesterday “Beyonce and the Bigger Question”. I want to thank everyone who commented on the blog, FaceBook and Twitter for making the conversation so fruitful and constructive. It is a difficult question and we certainly have an issue with race in our … Read more about The Silent White Guy and Invisible Black Women
Musical artist Michael Gungor joins us for a conversation about creativity, spirituality and the deeper things of life. His new book is called The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse along with all of the band's amazing collection of music. The songs you hear in this episode are from the live … Read more about The Crowd the Critic and the Muse with Michael Gungor
Shane Hipps on the podcast discussing his new book Selling Water by the River. Shane and I met at the Big Tent Christianity event in Phoenix where we found out we shared an interest in emergent evolutionary styled thinking. He was not only the tag-team partner of Rob Bell at Mars Hill but before … Read more about Shane Hipps is Selling Water by the River #LifeJCPromised
In this bonus trac I ask my mentor Randy Woodley why it seems like over the last 30 years it seems like we are going backwards in some important areas of equality and liberation. I have been saving this for Martin Luther King day because just before this question Randy and I were talking about … Read more about Randy Woodley on Race [MLK Bonus Trac]
This morning David Fitch tweeted this: "The biggest task of today's church is to undermine in its members the blase unexamined acceptance of secular assumptions for everyday life." I have been thinking about it all day. I'm not sure he is right on this one. Now just to let you know where I … Read more about Is David Fitch right about the Church’s task?