I (Jesse) recently chatted with one of my favorite ecophilosophers, bloggers, and youtubers, Matthew David Segall. Matthew is a a doctoral candidate in philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. His knowledge of the history of philosophy is … Read more about Matthew David Segall – Science, Religion, Eco-Philosophy, Etheric Imagination, Psychedelic Eucharist, Ecological Crisis and more…
In the spirit of the Homebrewed mission, I’d like to share two ingredients that someone out there can take and make a tasty theological dish with. Ingredient #1: This interview with Yale Philosopher Keith DeRose. In it he basically says two things that caught my interest: 1) Neither atheists nor … Read more about On Thought Experiments: Two Ingredients for a theological dish
One of the most vibrant developments in Christian theology has happened in the past 50 years. The conversation is diverse and includes everyone from Process friendly Mainliners to Vatican II Catholics, from Emergent types to progressive Evangelicals - and plenty of others. These diverse … Read more about O is for Open & Relational
Fideism is one of the most alluring, and thus, potentially dangerous developments on the theological landscape in our lifetime. Fideism: The view that matters of religious and theological truth must be accepted by faith apart from the exercise of reason. In its extreme, fideism suggests that the … Read more about F is for Fideism or Why What We Believe Really Matters
In our ongoing effort to facilitate an engaging conversation of diverse perspectives - we offer to you our first 'Intelligent Design' interview. Dr. Stephen C. Meyer is the author of Darwin's Doubt and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. He now directs the Center … Read more about Intelligent Design with Stephen Meyer
A couple of weeks ago I had a very interesting conversation with Philip Clayton. Several of us went out for lunch after the High Gravity session on Religion & Science. We were at a restaurant where the walls were decorated with a busy collection of reclaimed signs, old pictures and repurposed … Read more about Reclamation, Religion and Consumerism’s Bricolage: in conversation with Philip Clayton
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
Jesuit Philosopher and Theologian Joseph Bracken is our guest this week on the podcast. He recently retired from Xavier University & was honored with an amazing tribute - Seeking Common Ground - which includes articles from John Cobb, Catherine Keller, and more. In this episode we take a tour … Read more about Emergence, Panenthesim, Science & Process Theology with Joseph Bracken S.J.
A good question can stimulate the brain to put together things that one had not previously connected. Stuart Harrell asked my a question about what a course on emergent "preaching" would look like. Here are some of my thought - I would love to hear yours. My cleaned up tweets are posted as … Read more about Emergent Preaching?
Howdy! This week, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. Get used to Steve, because he'll be back on the show for sure. Later, we talk about the worth in changing one's … Read more about Psychology, Equal Sign Profile Pics, and The Bible on Television
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 read the most interesting excerpt this weekend. In the Esquire Culture Blog entitled "Deep Thought For Sunday" the author talks about the uproar in the scientific community around last years publication of Thomas Nagel's book Mind and Cosmos. It may help to know that the subtitle of Nagel's … Read more about The Thing That Science Can’t Get Over