Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Rick Steves, travel journalist and host of the PBS show Rick Steves' Europe, and the public radio show Travel with Rick Steves, sat down with Christian and Amy in Washington DC to talk about the 500th … Read more about Reformation 500 with Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and Rick Steves
Salon Magazine asked a poignant question recently after a spate of domestic mass shootings: why is it always the white guy? While middle class males, in particular, are supposed to have more power and privilege than anyone else on the whole in America, so why are so many of us so filled with rage … Read more about White Men: Most Dangerous People in America?
Christine Helmer chats with Tripp about her book Theology and the End of Doctrine. You can check out a sample chapter at WJKbooks.com or just get the book on Amazon. Christine Helmer is Professor of Religious Studies and German at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Trinity and … Read more about Theology and the End of Doctrine with Christine Helmer
My friend Krista Dalton tweeted yesterday morning: Was told Lent was “stupid” by a fellow Christian at school. Good reminder why I am not evangelical! I had to fes’ up to her that I used to say crap like that and I repented. So what is it about Lent that evangelicals hate so much? I have a … Read more about Why Evangelicals Hate Lent
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
Yesterday I wrote about my appreciation for a book by John Reader entitled Reconstructing Practical Theology: the Impact of Globalization. I mentioned his use of Zombie Categories and promised to tackle a specific issue today. Globalization and technological developments pose unique challenges … Read more about Eucharist Isn’t Enough: combating consumerism