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?
by Bo Sanders [I initially wrote this for Ethnic Space & Faith but thought it would be fun to cross pollinate.] Despite what the caller said on this week’s ‘Take Them to Task’ segment from the Smiley & West show said, race is still an issue in North America - not everyone is color … Read more about Issues of Race in Politics, Music, TV and Sports
47% of you will not like this podcast... but 99% of the angels started dancing when they heard that Joerg Rieger was coming back on the podcast! Joerg's last visit has remained one of the most popular episodes & this return visit will not disappoint. Rieger and I had a monster of a … Read more about The Economy, Election, Ayn Rand-Ryan-Romney, Occupy, & More from Joerg Rieger [podcast 171]
Yet again a Republican candidate has come out with an outlandish comment about rape that has drawn widespread criticism from those outside the ideological bubble. The most recent incident was from Indiana Congressman Richard Murdoch during a debate this past week. This is the latest in what has … Read more about Rape, Republicans and God’s Will
What would a PhD in American Religious History who converted to Christianity as a teen and then to Mormonism while at Princeton Seminary have to say about Romney's run for the White House? Well guess what? Jana Riess is here to chat about it. We discuss much more than the election including a … Read more about Mormons in America, the White House & on Evangelical Radio with Jana Riess [podcast 170]
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 a proud and dedicated ‘contextual theologian’, I have never been quite sure what to with Mormonism. As in any field, questions will always come up from concerned listeners about ‘what if we take this too far’ or ‘where do we draw the line'. In contextual theology - since it started as a … Read more about Mormonism: Made In America
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
In chapter 7 of Predicament of Belief, Philip Clayton introduces a 6 tiered scale of epistemic certainty. Things that are nearly universally agreed upon (by the ‘community of experts’) are at a level 1. Issues like ‘Ultimate Reality’ that can not be verified but can deduced in relative certainty are … Read more about Game Changer! or how emergents are different than fundamentalists
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
A podcast legend visits LA live! Listen in as Bo gets to ask the famed author about her new book Christianity After Religion, why Christianity isn't a religion, the decline of the Mainline, the Methodist tradition as well as topics ranging from sexuality to other religions. This event was hosted … Read more about Diana Butler Bass in 3-D!