The President just finished his news conference about the plan to combat ISIS (ISIL). I am somewhere between confused and infuriated - baffled and livid. The beheadings are horrific. The threat is undeniable. But ... is this really the American response? My concern is that the US … Read more about We are at war again?
SoGo Media is doing an excellent job at editing and publishing the videos of our night with Reza Aslan. Here is the 2nd (of 10) where he talks about his conversation to Christianity and then back to Islam. Embedded in what he says is a critique of religion as a whole. Let us know what you … Read more about 2nd Reza Aslan Video
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!
I am blogging my way through Neighbors and Wisemen for Lent. We are on chpt. 6 - today we talk about views of the Bible and how our faith creates our experiences. First of all, I just want to acknowledge how good of a writer Tony is. I enjoyed reading the roller coaster of this chapter so … Read more about Day 6: Translation Station
Over 50 different HBC Deacons have answered the call. They responded to the John 14:6 Challenge & now Bo and I get to Nerd Out with some of your calls! It was a ton of fun to interact with you all and we will be looking forward to more interactive fun in the near future. The release of … Read more about The John 14:6 Challenge Edition!!! [TNT 39]
Over the past two months we have been having a lot of fun talking about John 14:6. The release of Brian McLaren's new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World and our subsequent live event with him at Wild Goose West (audio … Read more about What if John 14:6 isn’t even about Salvation?
I love John 14:6. I take so much encouragement from it and it challenges me deeply. I love John 14:6 but I do not like what many today are doing with it: hiding behind it as a catch-all explanation for other religions. Jericho Books has given Homebrewed a bunch of Brian McLaren’s new book to … Read more about Jesus wasn’t talking about Muslims in John 14:6
As you may have heard, Pat Robertson topped even himself in the category of 'insulting-inflammatory- stupid comments while the tape is running' this morning. That may seem difficult with all of the previous entries that have earned him elite status in the gaff olympics. His newest entry was in … Read more about Lets not be too hard on Pat Robertson
I had the chance to teach adult Sunday School this past weekend as we worked our way through Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. We are up to Question 9 “the Pluralism Question”. I had looked forward to this all Summer. Now unfortunately I did not have the time to cover some classics on … Read more about Stop Comparing Religions
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
Over the next month we will continue ramping up for the Emergent Village Theological Conversation for 2012. We are very excited about bring the Emergent camp (who we love) into dialogue with Process thought (which we love) in a live-interactive-open ended- relational engagement. These blog posts … Read more about God is great! Jesus is super … but is he unique?
Here are the top 11 blogs of Homebrewed Christianity in 2011 : 1. Theology Nerd Book Survey 2. That’s “Too Gay” – Brian Ammons’ Banned Chapter from Baptimergent 3. Your First Steps into Biblical Universalism… 4. 31 Reasons I Left Evangelicalism and Became a Progressive But Not a … Read more about HBC Top 11 Blogs of 2011