Tony Jones, the Celebration of Death, Amy’s Humiliation, and a Fond/Inappropriate Farewell to Brennan Manning

To start things off, Amy has a lovely story in which she was humiliated by other preschool parents. It’s worth a listen simply for that.

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But there’s so much more! We welcome Tony Jones, one of the founders of the Emergent Christianity movement, to the show. He and Christian recently attended the Subverting the Norm Conference, and Tony stirred things up by subverting the norm of what people were talking about at Subverting the Norm. (He made some critical observations is what I’m trying to say.) If you’re into the soap opera of theologian interpersonal relationships, you’ll enjoy this interview.

Toward the end, we talk a bit about the death of Margaret Thatcher and the tragic suicide of Matthew Warren, Rick Warren’s son. Mainly, we’re just pretty pissed that anyone would celebrate the deaths of another human being. Then we say goodbye to Brennan Manning in maybe a not so appropriate way. I blame the Piatts.

 

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2 comments
Jesse Turri
Jesse Turri

It's pretty hilarious to me that Tony Jones dismisses Process Theology as "past it's prime" while, at the same time, his emergent buddies Doug and Brian have publically embraced it. Doug has proclaimed his fondness numerous times on his radio show and Brian has been posting a LOT of Whitehead quotes on his blog recently.

JeffStraka
JeffStraka

Regarding the Radical Theology conference, I'm curious as to why no REAL atheist philosophers were invited to participate in the dialog. As a recent post-theist (via the Emergent path), I find this Radical stuff to simply be a way to have one's cake and eat it, too. 

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