Roger Olson blogged about why he is not a Process Theologian. Since I am a newbie to Process Thought, I thought it would be fun to respond to the post point-by-point. My responses are in bold. In the days to come, people who do this for a living (instead of a hobby) will respond more deeply and … Read more about A Newbie Response to Roger Olson
‘Atheist Churches’ are more traditional than Emergents
I am loving the conversations that have come out of the publicity tour of Sunday Assemblies. The feedback and pushback that is being generated by these 'atheist churches' is proving very informative. I am actually learning a lot about how people think of church, atheism, tradition, and … Read more about ‘Atheist Churches’ are more traditional than Emergents
Maybe Fasting Isn’t For The Church Today
Growing up in a holiness tradition, there was no discipline I held in as high regard as I did fasting. Fasting seemed like the most serious, sacrificial thing could do without going overseas to be a missionary. Fasting was the top of the mountain for people who were really serious about following … Read more about Maybe Fasting Isn’t For The Church Today
Atheist Churches: a fad or the future?
My newsfeed has seen a steady stream of articles about the new trend of ‘atheist churches’ racing by this past week. Much of it seems to revolve around a successful publicity tour by British comedy duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, who are currently: on a tongue-in-cheek "40 Dates, 40 Nights" … Read more about Atheist Churches: a fad or the future?
Avoiding That Awful Number: 666
A quirky and sad story has emerged out of Kentucky this week. In one of the strangest cases of purported religious beliefs intersecting with athletic performance, a Kentucky junior cross country runner voluntarily walked away from a chance to qualify for the state meet to avoid running with the bib … Read more about Avoiding That Awful Number: 666
Apple Updates and the Church
I have been thinking about the church and technology a lot lately. Part of it comes from planning to update a sanctuary constructed in 1951. Some of it has to do with recruiting a team to handle all the tech stuff at 'church plant'. A bit of it came from the odd analogy that was used repeatedly … Read more about Apple Updates and the Church
12 Years A Slave and the Cross of Christ
by Bo Sanders 12 Years A Slave is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. The cinematic elements compliment the twisted and troubling plot to create a riveting experience for the viewer. What follows is a theological reflection - for a more formal review of the movie check out Pop … Read more about 12 Years A Slave and the Cross of Christ
Reclamation, Religion and Consumerism’s Bricolage: in conversation with Philip Clayton
A couple of weeks ago I had a very interesting conversation with Philip Clayton. Several of us went out for lunch after the High Gravity session on Religion & Science. We were at a restaurant where the walls were decorated with a busy collection of reclaimed signs, old pictures and repurposed … Read more about Reclamation, Religion and Consumerism’s Bricolage: in conversation with Philip Clayton
Branded From Birth and the Web of Meaning (2/2)
Some of the best feedback I got last week, when talking about Social Costructivism being my philosophical orientation within my chosen discipline of Practical Theology, came from WrdsandFlsh Responding to my sentence: "I do not believe in the autonomous, selective nor the pre-institutional self. … Read more about Branded From Birth and the Web of Meaning (2/2)
Wrestling With Original Sin (1/2)
The conversation has been lively this week. It has been uncharacteristically defused: some on Facebook, Twitter, email and some here at the blog. What follows in the next 2 posts is an attempt to address a theme that emerged out of that vibrant conversation. We have 3 good contemporary … Read more about Wrestling With Original Sin (1/2)
When Good Isn’t Enough (3/3)
Last week I posted a little about my interest in Practical Theology (PT) and the subsequent philosophical orientation with which I will be engaging research: social constructivism. I had some very heady (and public) conversations with colleagues this Summer who desperately wanted to paint me as … Read more about When Good Isn’t Enough (3/3)
Reza Aslan LIVE 3D Event!
Reza Aslan, New York Times #1 BestSelling Author of Jesus: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth recorded a live Podcast with Tripp and Bo. As you will hear, Reza rolled with our rowdy style of theological zesty-ness. We want to thank the Loft LA for hosting us and The Young Romans for … Read more about Reza Aslan LIVE 3D Event!