E is for Empire

  “Christian theology suffers from an imperial condition” This is how Catherine Keller begins her chapter in PostColonial Theology.  [Keller podcast] The people that I know who love, quote, and believe the Bible the most happen to be the least aware of the Bible's concern with /critique of … Read more about E is for Empire

Palm Sunday Is The Most Political Sunday

  As a children’s and family minister, I love Palm Sunday. At our stained-glass and organ church we do it up big. We get lots and lots of palm branches for folks to wave during the singing of the hymns and we have the kids process down the aisle and march around the sides of the pews. It is quite a … Read more about Palm Sunday Is The Most Political Sunday

Reading the Bible that tricky 3rd way

I love reading the Bible. I grew up reading it, I am passionate about studying it, and delight to preach from it whenever I get the chance. I also recognize that it is getting harder to do in our contemporary context. I am a loud critic of simple dualism (constantly contending with my Evangelical … Read more about Reading the Bible that tricky 3rd way

Paul, Empire and the Arrogance of Nations: Neil Elliott

 Neil Elliot talks to Tripp about Paul, Empire and the Arrogance of Nations.  In this conversation Neil helps us set the book of Romans in its historical, political, cultural, and religious context.  When Romans becomes theologically alive again it has a word to speak about the Imperial situation in … Read more about Paul, Empire and the Arrogance of Nations: Neil Elliott

Waking Up to Community & Empire with Marc Ellis

Dr. Marc Ellis is renowned thinker and a Jewish Liberation Theologian. In this interview with Bo & Tripp  he speaks candidly about community, empire, Biblical scholarship, Israel, the Apostle Paul, Evangelics, and legendary people that he knew (like Dorothy Day). Marc Ellis is widely regarded … Read more about Waking Up to Community & Empire with Marc Ellis

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