Weaving History, Context, and Innovation into Christianity: a rockin’ theology

I was away on a youth service trip last week and upon my return had the opportunity to listen to the Barry Taylor podcast from last week’s live show. It sounded great and I was sorry to have missed it. About 23 minutes in to The Theology of Rock, Barry Taylor talks about the play between the … Read more about Weaving History, Context, and Innovation into Christianity: a rockin’ theology

Of Creeds and Lean-tos: thoughts on temporary shelters

I am a big fan of the early churches’ creeds. I appreciate them for their historical significance, for the trajectory that they provide, and for their value as snapshots in the formation of the tradition. In fact, as a contextual theologian, I adore them as amazing time-capsules of expressions … Read more about Of Creeds and Lean-tos: thoughts on temporary shelters

Zombie Categories and Globalization

I have spent that last two weeks reading and shoring up my familiarity with Creation Ex Nihilo and the Trinity respectively. As fascinating as that has been,  I have to admit that am speculated out. I can only take so much speculative theology. This is part of why I am so happy to be in the field of … Read more about Zombie Categories and Globalization

Does one need to understand theology before one can not believe in God?

Last week I posted on an interesting article (I'm not Sure most Christians know that) where Terry Eagelton reviewed Richard Dawkins’ book the God Delusion.  One of the concerns that showed up in responses to both that post and to Eagelton was whether, if one has dismissed the idea of God as some … Read more about Does one need to understand theology before one can not believe in God?

Banned Questions about Jesus & the Bible with Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt, author of Banned Questions about Jesus & Banned Questions about the Bible stops by for a chat about church, Jesus, faith, the Bible and the important stuff in life.  As a minister's husband Christian has been part of planting a progressive Disciples of Christ church in … Read more about Banned Questions about Jesus & the Bible with Christian Piatt

Radical Political Theology with Clayton Crockett

Clayton Crockett tells that you can't go home again. The world of religion and politics has changed so radically that the old definitions and boundary markers are nearly unrecognizable - and even less helpful. Clayton Crockett is Associate Professor and Director of Religious Studies at the … Read more about Radical Political Theology with Clayton Crockett

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