This week's theme is wrestling with resurrection, transformation, the ways people are changing the world and when our best intentions go awry. Amy talks about how she was considering leaving the church and Christianity completely, the ways in which she has changed over the past year, and how … Read more about The Very Worst Missionary with Jamie Wright
It's Holy Week, and the CultureCast is here to help you survive Easter. John 20:1-18 | Amy shares the Easter message she would preach, the calling out of Mary's name and the importance of the act of naming, the significance of Jesus the gardener, opening ourselves to truth, being broken open by … Read more about The Process of Resurrection (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent)
On today’s TNT podcast a well-meaning caller tries to close the gap between Tripp and my perspectives by appealing to Whitehead’s process view (minute 55). Let me try to articulate my perspective as quickly and clearly as possible so that there are no misunderstandings – even if you disagree with … Read more about Resurrection-al
On this week’s TNT I introduced an interesting thought experiment: take the cross out of the Jesus story and see what you can still do. This this thought experiment appeals to me for two reasons: Modern Protestants have overdone it on the cross The incarnation and resurrection hold far more … Read more about Christianity Without A Cross?
This is a very special edition of the Theology Nerd Throwdown. Not only does the BoDaddy try to provoke me (theologically speaking) toward a rowdy defense of the resurrection but we have a very special guest - Todd Littleton. Todd is the greatest Southern Baptist Minister on planet earth. He is … Read more about TNT: The Resurrection, Divine Knowledge, & Other Todd-Picks
I awoke to a provocative text from my friend on the East coast yesterday morning. He had a 3 hour head start on me and I assume he was at an Easter sunrise service. My friend knows that I now minister in a context where not everyone believes in physical resurrection, preferring a more ‘spiritual’ … Read more about Resurrection – whether physical, spiritual or poetic – Really Matters!
Tripp and Bo talk about Easter, the cross, bridging gaps and demons. First up is Bo's blog on Blood and Easter - then they talk Concerns about the Cross. They listen to an amazing song about differences and they tackle the topic of demons. If you want to look into the background of these … Read more about TNT: Easter, Cross, Songs & Demons
Guest-post by Austin Roberts. He is a PhD student at Drew University, studying with the incomparable Catherine Keller. [listen to her podcast here] You should 100% follow his blog and you might want to read his book on eco-theology Process pairing Jürgen Moltmann and John Cobb. As a process … Read more about Between Radical & Confessional Theologies: Whitehead’s God
In the this week’s TNT Tripp and I field letters from listeners. The fourth letter was unique in that it was: snail mail by a person outside the christian faith lengthy illuminated a key difference between Tripp and myself. Starting around the 50th minute, the topic of resurrection … Read more about Bo is friends with Al – Tripp not so much
A cast of two halves! In the first half Bo and Tripp respond to 3 letters from listeners. Then we get a call with Micky Jones about choosing a seminary (43rd minute) - and when we come back for the 4th and final letter things get a little rowdy. It turns out the resurrection is a topic that … Read more about TNT: Letters Edition
Tim and Josh joined Tripp and Bo for the John Caputo book release broadcast and stuck around afterward for a TNT. This is a rollicking, swashbuckling style of conversation for 44 minutes - then the topic turns to ministry contexts and the tone changes a little bit. If you are looking for … Read more about TNT: reading, resurrection and a rollicking conversation
Guest post by Ken Alton - one of the stars of the Easter Call-In Challenge TNT has sent us his thoughts from the northern forest of British Colombia, Canada. Did God send Jesus to die on a cross? Did God send Jesus to die for our sins? My reaction is to say no. God sent Jesus to save … Read more about Jesus, the Cross and Another Way