Our nation is founded on the principle of placing central in our value system, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." But sometimes one negatively affects the other. Also, being "pro life" can mean so much more than most people assume. We discuss Diana Butler Bass' recent claim that maybe … Read more about This Episode is (Kinda) a Matter of Life and Death
This past Monday John Stewart did a very funny bit on the Daily Show about how Christmas has gotten so big that it is starting to take over other Holidays - what we used to call Thanksgiving is now ‘Black Thursday’ ... Watch out: you’re next Halloween! And in one sense, it is true. Christmas has … Read more about Is Advent Still Worth Doing? An Honest Question from Bo Sanders
The nerds get a hilarious fake phone call that sets them off in a silly spiral from which they never recover. The hour goes in a wild direction when Bo brings audio from his first encounter with the legendary liberal named Sporg. Things wrap up with a response to Tony Jones' challenge to say … Read more about A Silly, Sarcastic, & Sporged Out Nerd Out!
Two weeks ago I got to sit down with Diana Butler Bass and ask her about everything from her new book’s title Christianity After Religion to the Methodist tradition and why Evangelical young people are 30 years behind. It was a blast! [you can hear the audio here] At the end of the hour, the … Read more about Defending Diana Butler Bass and those non-human animals
A podcast legend visits LA live! Listen in as Bo gets to ask the famed author about her new book Christianity After Religion, why Christianity isn't a religion, the decline of the Mainline, the Methodist tradition as well as topics ranging from sexuality to other religions. This event was hosted … Read more about Diana Butler Bass in 3-D!
There is a fascinating conversation these days about what exactly is going to happen to the the 'Old'line (what used to be the Mainline) denominations and why exactly it has happened. Both John Cobb (a while ago) and Diana Butler Bass (more recently) have had amazingly insightful takes about it on … Read more about Concern about the Collapse of the Mainline Liberal
Last week I had chance to return to the place where I had been a pastor for 11 years. I have been away for 4 years pursuing higher education. It was great to reconnect with folks that I love very much. The trip also included a chance to head out into the woods with a group of guys for a week-long … Read more about What has changed since I was your pastor
From our guest interviewer, Zach Roberts: Scholar and writer Diana Butler Bass's new book, A People's History of Christianity, is a fascinating look at church history form the ground-up. Diana will be a featured speaker at the Alliance of Baptist Convocation April 17-19 at Park Road Baptist … Read more about Diana Butler Bass Tells the Other Side of the Story: Homebrewed Christianity 48