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
Something a little different today. 100 years ago was the beginning of what became known as World War I. I am fascinated by the changes that have come in that 100 year period. The transition from the 19th to the 20th century houses a fascinating and rapid shift in both politics and … Read more about X is for X-ray
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?
Blogging is a fascinating way to interact with people over an issue or topic. Once in while a blog will unexpectedly come back to life after months of lying dormant. It usually happens when A) somebody references it month later B) when the topic hits the news again. The dying embers leap back to … Read more about Homosexuality: the difference between TV and Greek Tragedy
I want to throw something out and see if it has legs. I will be playing a character today - feel free to play along! My great-grandmother was born into a world that no longer exists in many ways. I’m preparing a presentation for the Subverting the Norm Conference. I have been reviewing a book … Read more about Our Theology Starts 100 Years Ago: an experiment
There is no other way to say this - Jesus wasn’t a pastor and it is ridiculous to hold any contemporary pastor to that standard. I should probably back up. I was minding my own business last night reading Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization by Arjun Appadurai and I … Read more about Jesus Wasn’t A Pastor