Bonhoeffer’s Religionless Christianity

51d4zjpl9bl_sl500_aa240_This Barrel Aged podcast was originally released in 2009.  It was a quick hit that many of the more recent subscribers won’t have heard. So get ready to enjoy Dr. Jeffrey C. Pugh is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Elon University. We discuss his book Religionless Christianity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer In Troubled Times. Dr. Pugh & I talk about the life of Bonhoeffer, shares some of the famous words from his Letters & Papers from Prison, and leaves us with how Bonhoeffer can inspire us today. He is definitely the podcast’s favorite member of the Hauerwasian Mafia.

You can also check out the most recent visit from Dr. Pugh Conjuring Satan and Doing Theology discussing his collection of Satan’s blog posts.

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TNT: The Resurrection, Divine Knowledge, & Other Todd-Picks

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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 also the technical brains behind our High Gravity online classes, pastor to the HBC Deacon of the Year, & now officially an Elder.

Hence forth all ye Homebrewed Christianity Deacons shall know Todd Littleton as Elder of the Okie.

Over the course of the episode we discuss the nature of the resurrection, the divine attributes, the function of doubt in faith, atheism as a spiritual practice, the church and its obligations to the poor, the World Vision debacle, and a number of other goodies. Here’s the blog post where Bo provoked the first segment.  It was a blast to have a group of local Deacons in the room hanging out after we finished the High Gravity session on Mary Daly.  If you are ever visiting LA tweet us up & maybe we will have a recording you can join in on.

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What Christianity is Not & a Theology of the Cross w/ Douglas John Hall

douglas hall-12Douglas John Hall is Canada’s greatest living theologian & emeritus professor of theology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He is a theologian of the cross, a contextual theologian, and a wonderfully articulate one as well.  In this conversation we discuss his latest two books What Christianity is Not & Waiting for the Gospel, his love of music, personal interactions with Moltmann, Billy Graham, Tillich & company, and a number of intense theological topics.  It was a complete joy to chat with him.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… and of course share the brew!

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Good Friday Live Stream w/ Peter Rollins: On Altizer & the Death of God

Tonight at 9pm est & 6pm pst Peter Rollins and I will have the last session of our current High Gravity class Atheism for Lent.  We will be discussing the work of Thomas JJ Altizer.  We hope you join us.  The video will stream below.  You can click through to the youtube page and join the chat and ask questions.

You can also head over to the digital classroom & join the class to get the first 5 sessions OR go to the Download store and grab our previous class on Radical Theology.

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Youth Ministers, the Niebuhr Revival, @pastormark & Other Goodies #PYM14

IMG_4170Jonnie, Tony Jones & I were lucky to bring the Homebrewed Christianity heat LIVE at the Progressive Youth Ministry conference.  This episode includes some of the excitement that was had.  It kicks off with a tasty interview with DePaul professor of religion, theo-blogger & Moltmaniac Scott Paeth.  We discuss his new book (which is awesome and easy to read) The Niebuhr Brothers for Armchair Theologians, the Hauerwasian Mafia, and the future of progressive Christian ethics in America.  Then Tony Jones and I had a serious battle of au contraire mon fraire… Tony Jones did not win.  That was great BUT… little did we anticipate Jonnie would secretly orchestrate his victory with a statement that blew our mind.IMG_4173

If that wasn’t enough we had Trey Pearson of Everyday Sunday & Carter DJ-ing the show & post-pod dance party…oh yeah that happened… Our wonderful host 4th Presbyterian & John Vest were amazing & even arranged to have some delicious Revolution Brewing & Goose Island beer at the celebration.

Chalice, the TNT publishing partner, also did some awesome give-away fun at the event.

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au contraire mon fraire. the @pastormark question.

“This past Monday…@pastormark came out…publicly…in a story leaked by reddit and picked up by the huffington post…by which the Christian twittersphere has become divided…as he has vowed to spend a year in the dark going deeper with his best friend…he has surrounded himself with a group of males…elders…who have promised to hold him up…in order to become a more probing spiritual daddy for all the men under him…he has apologized for the misuse of his members…credit card information.

This apology was a valid emission and clearly showed @pastormark’s growth.”

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Why Write a Liberal Theology? w/ Douglas Ottati

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bookWhy write a liberal theology?  That’s a good question & we got an interview size answer!  Buckle your theological safety belt because this episode is going to get seriously awesome.  If you remember Dr. Ottati’s last visit to the podcast then you are already excited!  Professor Ottati is the Craig Family Distinguished Professor in Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson College in North Carolina.  He is one of the best communicators I know.  Not only is he a top-notch nerd but he has a strong love for the church and bringing theological goodness into local congregations.

PS. Ottati rocks the name game with a level of skill that rivals Jurgen Moltmann’s fun with Tony Jones and I.

On top of the most awesome first volume of Theology for Liberal Protestants you can check out Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered SpeciesReforming Protestantism: Christian Commitment in Today’s World, and Hopeful Realism: Recovering the Poetry of Theology.

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Atheism for Lent w/ Peter Rollins & Tripp #HighGravity

Starting March 13th

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For a number of years Peter Rollins has been developing and running a course entitled “Atheism for Lent.” This is a Lenten practice in which a group tarries with some of the greatest, most perceptive criticisms and critiques of God, religion, and faith.

In order to bring this to the next level (or raise the ABV) Peter is joining forces with Tripp Fuller to provide an in-depth, intensive, and hopefully entertaining version of the practice – High Gravity style.  In the class we will read and discuss David Hume, Karl Marx, Ludwig Feuerbach, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Mary Daly, and Thomas Altizer.

The class is just 30 bucks & includes PDFs of the reading, an online discussion forum, video streaming and convo during each Live session, audio download of each class, & the possibility of Tripp & Pete cuddling on video.

If you missed the Radical Theology class we did last summer you can now download the audio for your enjoyment!

 

How the Class Works

Each week we will gather online for a video class session.  They will be 90 minutes each and include an intro lecture on the thinker of the week, Pete and Tripp conversing, and then some Q & R.  Last time the chat room during each session was pretty awesome so we will be looking forward to interacting through out.  They will start at 6pm (pst) / 9pm (est).

For each week you will be able to download a PDF of our reading & post any questions, comments, and such in advance of our session.

After each session you will be able to download the audio of the session and listen every Lent the rest of your life… or in traffic this year.

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The Phyllis Tickle Extravaganza in Los Angeles! March 6th

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Phyllis Tickle is on her last public speaking tour and celebrating the release of her new book The Age of the Spirit.  She has long been the Matriarch of emergence Christianity, sage of the ecclesiological frontier, and the most popular advocate for ‘rummage sales‘ I know.  I would have called her The Evangelist of the Future but the title was already taken… for a book also being released in Tickle’s honor. Not only will she be at Fuller Seminary March 6th for your theological enjoyment but she will be joined by Tony Jones and Ryan Bolger.

FTS-Campus-MapThe fun will start at 5pm at the Brehm Center on Fuller’s Campus.  You will get to hear Phyllis last public lecture followed by Tripp interviewing her with Tony and Ryan about the changing shape of the church.  The conversation will wrap up around 6:15 in time for you to get the book and get it signed before heading to round 2 for the evening.

Getting to see Phyllis in action is a real treat.  Seeing her for free is even better so plan to get her book and get it signed for your Mom’s next birthday.  I know my Mom loves reading Phyllis.

 

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After the book signing our friends at (a)Spire (a sweet UCC church plant across the street) will be hosting an aspire on light-dreenafter party, Theology Nerd Throwdown, & homebrewed extravaganza.   There shall be deep thoughts, tasty brews, tunes, and laughter.  Tripp also plans to challenge Tony to a rematch of au contraire mon frere, some of you will battle it out in Theopardy, & another bit of Tickle excitement that shall not be named but it may be labeled… you can also drink it…

For the podcast you will only need 10 bucks.  We will be releasing our brand new Homebrewed Christianity Belgian beer or ice tea glass at the event.  You will get the glass and an assortment of things to fill it with.  There is even a homebrewing member of (a)Spire who shall be bringing her deliciousness to share.

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The Problem of Evil & Suffering w/ Robert Mesle [Barrel Aged]

This Barrel Aged podcast was originally released in 2008 as episodes 8 & 9.  The quality of the conversation was so good we had to put it back out.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good conversation about evil, suffering, Buddha, Bible & a little Whitehead?  Clearly someone who hasn’t listened to this episode yet.  Bob Mesle is a professor of Religion and Philosophy at Graceland University.

Dr. C. Robert Mesle’s 136-page introduction to process-relational philosophy is a must-read for anyone new to process or who wants to be able to clearly articulate Afred North Whitehead‘s philosophy to others without a lot of technical language or headaches.  You can check out his podcast about the text HERE.  You should also check out his introduction to Process Theology which again is the best for a newbie.

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