The deacons have responded to the challenge! That is exactly what we were hoping for when we cooked up a little obstacle course around issue of crucifixion and resurrection. The callers navigate the obstacles with ease and in doing so get to show off some their best theological moves! In this … Read more about TNT: Easter Call-In Challenge
You have till Easter Sunday to CALL IN and respond to the Easter Challenge. We will pick a selection of calls and posts to interact with on next Monday's TNT - the day after Easter. Here are the step-by-step instructions: Read the challenge post below Think about a response Write up … Read more about 3 Days Left To Respond To The Easter Challenge!
One of our favorite theology nerds - author J.R. Daniel Kirk drops by the HBC Headquarters for an Easter style Throwdown. This was recorded last year and placed in the cellar to age. What you are about to enjoy is some vintage goodness! Kirk is the author of Jesus have I love but Paul? and he … Read more about TNT Easter-Cast with Daniel Kirk
Last year’s John 14:6 challenge was a blast - so we decided we would throw out another challenge and ask the deacons to call in. We will pick a selection of calls and posts to interact with on the next TNT. Here are the step-by-step instructions: Read the challenge post below Think about a … Read more about The Easter Call-In Challenge!
Resurrecting space for belief Easter is a big deal. Passages like Paul’s claim in 1 Corinthians 15:13-15 (NIV) tell us: 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More … Read more about Reflecting on the Resurrection part 2
He is risen! ... now what? Several of my mainline friends get to preach this coming weekend - as do I. The conversations have been great as we compared notes. The first question is usually "are you using the lectionary text?" (which I am not) and then the question of post-Easter themes as we … Read more about Reflecting on the Resurrection part 1
Part 1 of Peter Bannister's review is here. Sketching an alternative proposal What options then may be open to readers who share Clayton’s and Knapp’s concern for a dynamic Christology, but who want to retain a more traditional theological framework? Here I can of course only offer the … Read more about Proposing an Alternative to the Predicament
Guest post by Peter Bannister The Predicament of Belief by Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp is a first-rate book - both highly thought-provoking and courageous. Philip Clayton has consistently shown himself to be one of the Church’s most creative thinkers and is perhaps unequalled in offering … Read more about Considering Clayton’s Conundrum
Why would a Christian deny the resurrection? Or at least come up with some explanation of it that is deflationary, an account without all the death defeating flare on expects this coming Easter Sunday. In the past few days I have been asked that question by a number of my local beach friends which … Read more about “Christian” Resistance to the Resurrection
This is a difficult era for those who find themselves committed to the values of scientific rationality and yet moved by the claims of a religious tradition. That is how the preface to Philip Clayton’s new book The Predicament of Belief begins. I am always a little jealous of people who have a … Read more about The Predicament of believing Philip Clayton
What do N.T. Wright, Marcus Borg and John Cobb have in common? This podcast! In this hour, Tripp and Bo take 4 calls from hotline and respond to questions about eschatology and the resurrection. You can call in with any questions or comments at 678-590-2739 (brew) and let us know what you … Read more about TNT: Eschatology – Resurrection call and response
I have been researching some famous takes on ‘the end’ (or ‘final things’) in preparation for an upcoming Theology Nerd Throwdown (TNT) about the resurrection and eschatology. One of the reasons that I wanted to go back a re-visit this topic wasn’t just because we got several calls into the … Read more about Revelation, Restoration, Reconciliation, & Resurrection: the end