I used to joke with people that you had to be careful attending churches that had a ‘U’ in them. United, Universal, Unitarian, Unity, etc. They seemed either to believe in almost everything or in not much of anything. It was much funnier back then… but there is something to it. Theological … Read more about U is for Universalism (and Ultimate Concern)
Three things have been rattling around in by cranium while I was away this Spring. 1. The cicada’s came back. Every 17 years the Periodical Cicada Brood II emerges to rollick in the Eastern half of the U.S. for a brief but frenzied round of sex and gluttony. We will not see them again for 17 … Read more about Process Is Poised For A Comeback
Bo and Tripp riff off of Terence Fretheim and Walter Brueggemann answering the same set of questions. These two legends of Biblical Theology give us their best take on passages to preach when controversial subjects come up. Topics include: Economy Ecology Homosexuality Immigration Other … Read more about TNT: Bible Bash with Brueggemann and Fretheim
This is part of an article I wrote a while ago. I am posting it as background to my blog post "Radical Orthodoxy's Fatal Flaw". It is not written in blog format but for anyone who is interested, I wanted to put it out there. Introduction In After Virtue Alasdair MacIntyre puts forward a … Read more about After MacIntyre
It does not take long, when listening to John Milbank, to discover the fatal flaw. Milbank says “The only choice in our time is between religion and nihilism”. Into a plural, multiple, diverse 21st century, RO comes marching in with a old-school binary! From sentence one, as a listener, you … Read more about Radical Orthodoxy’s Fatal Flaw
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 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
I have been burning through my Summer reading list and I seem to have stumbled onto a rich vein of form! The odd thing is that they are all books with 'God' in the title. There are 5 (out of about 20) but they seem to have all ended up in the middle of stack. Here are the 5 I am chewing on right … Read more about Who Is God? or the Gods John Cobb doesn’t believe in
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?
Monica A. Coleman is Assc. Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology. She is the author of Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology (Innovations: African American Religious Thought), The Dinah Project: A Handbook for … Read more about Religious Pluralism, Christology & Process with Monica A. Coleman: Homebrewed Christianity 123