I am a passionate worshiper. I sing loudly and feel the songs deeply. As a former drummer, I also dig rockin' worship. Having said that, my recent travels have given me reason to pause. In three different states - in three different regions of the country - I have had the pleasure of attending … Read more about Who Loves Us? or What’s Up With Worship Music?
I appreciated many things about the most recent TNT episode in which Tripp and Bo dealt with some of the questions and common misconceptions of process theology and its differences from other theologies like Arminianism and open theism. I also enjoyed the exchange between Tripp and Brandon in the … Read more about How (not) to speak (about the power) of God
In Episode 9 of Unfolded, the illustrious Dave Harrity reflects on relationships, marriage, love, awkwardness, pride and compassion in his poetic story entitled Through The Motions. And, as always, Matt Barlow shines on the 1's and 2's. Dave Harrity is an author and teacher from Louisville … Read more about Unfolded Episode 9 – Through The Motions
What's up deacons! The next episode of the Unfolded podcast will be dropping this Sunday, April 14, but until then we wanted to give you a taste of what is headed your way--check it out! This episode is fairytale entitled, Do you want to be free? … Read more about Unfolded Episode 2 Teaser!
Rob Bell is back on the podcast. He is no longer a Grand Rapids resident, a congregational minister, or wearing black framed glasses!!! In the past year he moved to Orange County and has been busy working on the pilot of a new TV show with Carlton Cuse from Lost. Rob threw out the idea of … Read more about Rob Bell, that new show with Carlton Cuse & Post-Mars Hill Goodies [Podcast ep.168]
It has become quite clear over the past several years that the source of many arguments in my life and in our culture ordinate with a desire to reduce things down to their simplest components or lowest common denominator. Over the past decade I have really embraced a complexity model of things. I … Read more about I Could Not Be Less Reductive: Love, Sex and Faith
I have been asked by several of my evangelical friends to both explain my position and help them to approach this conversation in a way that does not require them to disregard the Bible that they so value. I will do this as directly and effectively as I can without being dismissive. If I am too … Read more about An Evangelical Support for Same-Sex Marriage
In the latest episode of the TNT (Theology Nerd Throwdown) Tripp and I discuss the christo-centric and love-centric lens (hermeneutic) of reading the Bible. We put forward the audacious claim that if God is (at least) as nice as Jesus then you have to look at the rest of Scripture (including the … Read more about To Fear the Loving God?
by Dan Hauge As I began to read through Bo’s post, Eucharist Isn’t Enough, the other day, I began to steel myself for disappointment. I feel keenly the problems of consumerism and commodification that Bo talks about, but I have intuitively felt for some time that an emphasis on the Eucharist … Read more about In Remembrance of Me: guest post by Dan Hauge
This past Monday I caught wind of a cooky Southern preacher who preached about a plan to exterminate lesbians, queers and homosexuals. I hear a lot of chatter about this kind of thing so I hoped it would just go away. By Tuesday night this North Carolina pastor was showing up all over … Read more about Is this even Christianity?
Jeff Bethke has created quite a stir with his YouTube video that begins “Jesus came to abolish religion.” Many video responses have followed (including a Muslim response) and some bloggers have meticulously attacked the logic behind his poem point-by-point. This past week he was in Time … Read more about Why I hate religion but love Jesus & the missing ingredient
Thomas Jay Oord is back on the podcast! Last time we discussed the science of love and this time we discuss....the Gospel. That's right, this is the first straight gospel-cast we have done. Tom just put out a book that is well worth checking out titled The Best News You Will Ever Hear. In the … Read more about The Open and Relational Gospel-cast with Thomas Oord: Homebrewed Christianity 107