I have insomnia tonight - a rare occasion these days. I’m not in the mood to read any more about the use of Gadamer’s hermeneutical circle in Practical Theology so I brewed some coffee and revisited some of the online happenings from the past couple of months. I found 3 pairs of things that I … Read more about The Limits of Labels
In response to the post from earlier this week "Leaving Behind the Liberal Label' I got a fantastic follow-up question from the master of the question mark himself: David Fitch It was so good that I have made my response its own post. I would love your feedback on this one. Bo, Just FYI, … Read more about What On Earth Is The Church Doing? a response to Fitch
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 love community. I was the pastor of a 'cell church' for 11 years and simply delighted in so many aspects of the model. I love being in community. In every phase of my spiritual journey, I have been encouraged to engage, being accountable to and submit to the authority of the groups I was a … Read more about Jesus was a Cowboy without a Community
Rob Bell, among others, has come out as open to Same Sex Marriage (SSM) - but not everyone is on-board with it. David Fitch (with a Canadian connection) posted this: Who is Rob Bell speaking for/to in affirming gay marriage? His (former) church? Christians at large? The press? Culture … Read more about Rob Bell is Gay Affirming but not everyone is happy about it
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?
I was on a long road trip over the past two weeks and one thing that was stuck in my head while I drove was an article by David Fitch. He is an Anabaptist and had just come back from an event with Phyllis Tickle. The part of his post that kept coming to mind was this: Phyllis sees a Christianity … Read more about David Fitch and the Great Emergence
- From Deacon Fackenthal David E. Fitch’s new book, The End of Evangelicalism?, brings together about the two most unlikely conversation partners I could imagine–Slavoj Žižek and American Evangelicalism. And it does so with surprisingly good results. I have to admit, since I don’t really … Read more about Žižek and Evangelical Christianity–The End of Evangelicalism?