Jeffrey Robbins on the End of Religion!

EoR_PosterIt’s time to discuss “The End of Religion!”

Not only that but Jeff Robbins give us four theses on the radical theology of the future. Robbins is a professor of religion and philosophy at Lebanon Valley robbins
College, infamous radical theologian & the reigning “Best Hair in the Humanities” champion.

Robbins returns to the podcast as one of four lectures tackling the ‘end of religion’ as part of a series partnering with the religion department of Villanova University. The four lectures include Jeffrey Robbins, Jack Caputo, Aaron Simmons and Merold Westphal.

If you dig what Jeff is up to then check out his previous interviews here on HBC where we discuss The New Materialism and his guide to advent.

Also be wise and look at all these EPIC texts he has written. There is no reason not to own and read Religion, Politics, and the Earth: The New MaterialismIt’s delicious reading.

Elizabeth Johnson on an Ecological Christology

johnson-2Elizabeth Johnson is one of the world’s greatest living theologians. She is a pioneer of feminist theology and one of my favorite people to read. She recently published Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love and it was amazing!

When we recorded this conversation she was working on the book and once you go get it and read it you will notice she brought this awesomeness to the entire text.

Check out her previous visit to the podcast where we discuss her book Quest for the Living God.Homebrewed Community

Don’t forget to check out the Homebrewed Christianity Community. If you join as an Elder or Bishop you
will be a part of the Epic Reads series where Philip Clayton and Tripp will read, teach and discuss some Epic Reads. One of the texts for this year is Elizabeth Johnson’s She Who Is.

Arrival of God, Arrival of the King #LectioCast

 

Bo Sanders wraps up his first tour of duty on LectioCast with a four-point sermon on being God’s beloved children and a disclosure of something that only his therapist knew before. This week we see the arrival of all sorts of kings, from God to David to Jesus to us.

Texts for the Week include 2 Samuel 6, Psalm 24, Ephesians 1:3-14 & Mark 6:14-29.

2 Samuel 6: The kingship of David evolves: military power and priesthood. Is he exceeding his boundaries or growing into a larger blessing? Follow us through the complexity.

Psalm 24: Daniel and Bo go crazy thinking about ways that the king of glory might arrive: in the Temple, in Jesus, in the exaltation, and in our world. The sacredness of God’s holy place can blow up to fill the earth.

Ephesians 1:3-14: Bo goes hardcore gospel on us and drops an impromptu four-point sermon on what it means to be embraced into God’s family. Then Daniel takes the special particularity of the family and looks for it to overflow to the whole earth. (And this is where you loop back to Ps 24…)

Mark 6:14-29: JRDK comes out of the gate with a HUGE spoiler. You’ll have to listen though, because the only thing worse than a spoiler is a spoiler telling you what the spoiler said. Bo opens up to us as he has only before opened up to his therapist. If you can get through all that, there’s some awesome entrees to the Jesus story and the kingdom of God.

Book alluded to: David Lamb, God Behaving Badly

danielkirk_2Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com  (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.

bosandersBo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology while in full-time ministry. He is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. His field of Practical Theology has an inter-disciplinary approach which allows him to be engaged in a wide analysis of diverse subjects. Academically, he is in conversation with 4 main areas of study including Sociology of Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Comparative Theology.

You can find his HomeBrewed Blogs here. You might want to start with his 3 part series of ‘Why I’m Into Practical Theology‘, ‘Constructivism‘, and ‘When Good Isn’t Enough‘. He also had a popular series this Sumer on the ABC’s of Theology. Bo is helping to launch an emergent style gathering at his church in LA called the Loft, and you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter (@theBoSanders) 

My Grace is Enough for You—So Forget About the Thorn Already! #LectioCast

LectioCast_Graphic-Final-2This week Bo Sanders returns to LectioCast as we explore the importance of the presence of God. God’s presence marks David as a successful king, it marks Jerusalem as a place of safety and where God can be met, it becomes the source of grace for Paul (and us) in troubled times, and it quietly empowers Jesus even when people turn him away.

Texts for the Week: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 & Mark 6:1-13

2 Samuel 5 We embrace the image of David as a good guy, at least for this week, drawing connections between David’s job and what Moses and Joshua did. Daniel also invites you to let go of your inhibitions and see a slew of parallels between David and Jesus.

Psalm 48 Somehow Jerusalem can be both city of David and city of God. If it’s city of God it’s because God has chosen to pour out God’s love there, to identify with the city, and to make a place where God can be met.

2 Cor 12 “I have a friend who has a rash.” And I think you all know what I’m talking about. *ahem* Then Bo shows us how to break down Paul’s thorn in the flesh—all in the service of clearing the decks to grab hold of the grace of God that Paul serves up for us.

Mark 6 That moment when… Jesus can’t do what he wants. *gulp* Only to have it offset by Jesus empowering his followers to do what he couldn’t do on his own. *whew*

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He Daniel Kirk-202holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com  (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.s

bosandersBo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology while in full-time ministry. He is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. His field of Practical Theology has an inter-disciplinary approach which allows him to be engaged in a wide analysis of diverse subjects. Academically, he is in conversation with 4 main areas of study including Sociology of Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Comparative Theology.

You can find his HomeBrewed Blogs here. You might want to start with his 3 part series of ‘Why I’m Into Practical Theology‘, ‘Constructivism‘, and ‘When Good Isn’t Enough‘. He also had a popular series this Sumer on the ABC’s of Theology. Bo is helping to launch an emergent style gathering at his church in LA called the Loft, and you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter (@theBoSanders) 

Christology & Postmodern Philosophy with Jan-Olav Henriksen #BarrelAged

Jan-Olav Henriksen is here to talk about Christology and PoMo philosophy. This was a seriously sweet 364941_JanOlavHenriksen_beskjertMTORP_3_Noneconversation which centers around his text Desire, Gift, and Recognition: Christology and Postmodern Philosophy Dr. Henriksen is the Professor of systematic theology at the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo.

Barrel Aged Graphic_crop2_rev1Don’t forget to subscribe & review the Barrel Aged podcast stream.

On the Homebrewed Barrel Aged podcasts, we pull out some of the best interviews from the first five years of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast. These gems get an audio facelift and then released for your enjoyment.

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Browse the episodes here.

Religion + Politics Pitfalls #TNT

Tripp & Greg talking in 2013

Tripp & Greg talking in 2013

It is time to start preparing for the Presidential Election!

Ok that might not be super exciting news BUT that won’t spotty rest of your water cooler from talking religion and politics in the near future. Luckily our favorite ex-pastor and religious journalist Greg Horton has agreed to join the podcast for some nerdy fun.

In this episode we talk about our not-so-Christian nation, the confederate flag, USA flag in sanctuaries, wedding cakes, love of science, the most BA Pope, how to apply a religious label and other goodies. Listen and then holla back on the SpeakPipe to let us know what we should talk about next on an election year update.

Greg Horton is a freelance writer and professor of English, Humanities, and Philosophy. He lives in Hortondowntown Oklahoma City in a substandard apartment that befits his status as a member of the fourth estate. He has published more than 800 articles (for real money) on topics as wide ranging as religion, wine, travel, politics, culture, music, and arts. He is most often on twitter, but fb remains open on his browser, too: twitter.com/expastor. It may be that he will finally update his blog soon, but since it doesn’t earn money, maybe not: typepad.com/theparish. Over a period of about 15 years, Horton worked for three different church staffs in three different traditions, including a brief, mind-numbing stint as a senior pastor. Somehow, he has managed to turn degrees in Bible (B.S.) and Religion (M.A.) into actual non-religious credentials.