For The Bible Tells Me So w/ Peter Enns

Genocide, Ham Sandwiches and Infallibility are on the docket as Peter Enns returns to the podcast for the second time. ennsreview-1He is a Biblical scholar and professor at Eastern University. If you missed Peter’s first visit about the evolution  of Adam and Eve … make sure to check it out.

Get your free ticket for the live podcast and seminary launch May 1st at 7pm with Philip Clayton.

Check out the Pando Populous Event June 4-7 and join Brian McLaren and I for our track and a live podcast saturday night.

Come join the HBC Community and support this podcast.

Sign up for the Living Option in Christian Theology SUMMER School class this June and July.

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Amy Butler and John Vest from PYM 2015

Progressive Youth Ministry 2015 in Chicago gave HBC a chance to hang with the Reverend Doctors Amy Butler and John Vest!pYM2015

Thanks to Phillips Theological Seminary for sponsoring the evening and make sure you check out the new Masters of Arts in Social Justice.

Kudos to the Hatchery for providing the pint glasses. They were very useful.

This is part 1 of that marathon evening and part 2 will be on the TNT in 3 days with a Genealogy of Liberal Theology.

 

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Sign up for the Living Option in Christian Theology SUMMER School class this June and July.

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Tony Jones & Peter Rollins on #TheGreatDebacle

GreatDebacleBuckle your theological safety belts for it is time for a debacle. It is neither a conversation nor a debate but a debacle… a Great Debacle! Over 1300 people tuned in to the stream from all over the globe to wrestle with the meaning of the cross. Now you get to enjoy this gem of a nerdy kerfuffle.

Tony Jones comes to the debacle dropping wisdom bombs from his new book Did God Kill Jesus? Peter Rollins is rocking his Gandalf hat spitting rhymes from The Divine Magician. Old Town Roastingbrought us coffee & COOP Ale Works delivered the malted excitement.

Below are links to Tony and Pete’s books. You should buy them through these links so we can see who sells more via HBC. It’s #teampete v #teamjones. You can also become a member of the Homebrewed Christianity Community, support the podcast and get extra perks as we take the podcast to a new level.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Homebrewed Summer School High Gravity class here or by becoming an Elder or Bishop.

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Gangnam Style & Theology: Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Joseph Cheah

This week we have a theological examination of a cultural phenomenon.GraceHBC

Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique by Joseph Cheah – Associate Professor of Comparative Theology,University of Saint Joseph and Grace Ji-Sun Kim - Visiting Researcher,Georgetown University

We are excited to have Grace Ji-Sun Kim on again (you can hear her first visit here) and we look forward to her contribution to the Fortress Press’ ‘Theology For The People’ series next year.

We are thrilled to have the Wesley Theological Seminary’s DMin program sponsoring the podcast. Head on over to this Washington DC institution of theological learning to hear more about getting your learn on.

bWN5CthuMake sure you check out our sponsor Deidox Films. They create short films take show how different disciples in different walks of life embody their faith. If you like using films in your teaching, preaching or learning then get wise and click on over.

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Did God Kill Jesus? w/ Tony Jones

image5Did God Kill Jesus? What do we do with the ‘sacrifice’ talk in scripture? Is the cross a symbol worth keeping? Did Jesus have to die for God to love us? What would Tripp sound like if he was a revival preacher?

image4Those questions and more will be explored in this interview with Elder Tony Jones. It was recorded live in Chicago at LaSalle Street ChurchNot only were they excellent hosts for the day long Theology Nerd Bootcamp but they opened in the evening for a good group of guests ready to hear about Tony’s new book Did God Kill Jesus

Let this wet your theological whistle because on HOLY SATURDAY (April 4th 10:30 am pst.)  Tony and I will be joined by Peter Rollins for The Great Debacle! Be wise and sign up for your free ticket to the live video stream.

We are thrilled to have the Wesley Theological Seminary’s DMin program sponsoring the podcast. Head on over to this Washington DC institution of theological learning to hear more about getting your learn on.

bWN5CthuMake sure you check out our sponsor Deidox Films. They create short films take show how different disciples in different walks of life embody their faith. If you like using films in your teaching, preaching or learning then get wise and click on over.

You can also check out the downloadable package of three High Gravity classes Tripp and Peter Rollins taught together. It includes all the audio from Atheism for Lent, Radical Theology, and Christology classes totally over 27 hours of material for 50 bucks.

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Philosophers on Paul

Why in the world are philosophers getting so excited about Paul these days?HG-Paul_Red_Square

Well I would tell you the answer but Tripp and Pete decided to do an entire High Gravity class investigating this turn to Paul among political philosophers. Last week the class kicked off with an initial session on the Bible with Daniel Kirk and now in the second session we turn to the philosophers. This podcast includes the general introduction to Paul and the philosophers that kicked off session two. Check it out and think about joining us for the rest of the class.

In the second half of this session we discussed Jacob Taubes‘ seminal work The Political Theology of PaulHis lectures were what paved the way for two of the most talked about texts in political philosophy. In weeks 3 and 4 we will walk through Alain Badiou‘s Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism.  In weeks 5 and 6 we will do a close reading of Slavoj Zizek‘s The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity.  

The class includes over 10 hours of live-streamed nerdiness for just 30 bucks. Each session will be a live streamed video-cast w/ some introductory remarks about the thinkers, conversational walkthrough the texts, and interaction with the participants. Following the session it will be available for download on the class page along with links to the archived video, supplemental reading material, and the class discussion board. Each session will begin at 6pm pst (9pm est). Go HERE to join.

 

bWN5CthuMake sure you check out our sponsor Deidox Films. They create short films take show how different disciples in different walks of life embody their faith. If you like using films in your teaching, preaching or learning then get wise and click on over.

You can also check out the downloadable package of three High Gravity classes Tripp and Peter Rollins taught together. It includes all the audio from Atheism for Lent, Radical Theology, and Christology classes totally over 27 hours of material for 50 bucks.

Head over HERE for info about the March 17th Theology Nerd Bootcamp in Chicago before #PYM15.

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Paul w/ Daniel Kirk & Peter Rollins

Paul wrote half the New Testament. He is also the topic for the new High Gravity online class with Peter Rollins that just started. Session one featured a special guest – Fuller Seminary NT Prof. Daniel Kirk!

11018146_10153095353586308_1665279069186738825_nIn this podcast you get two hours of hype and just the first half of Daniel’s presentation for us in the kick off session. Next week we will start reading three different political philosophers!

In the second session we will look at Jacob Taubes‘ seminal work The Political Theology of PaulHis lectures were what paved the way for two of the most talked about texts in political philosophy. In weeks 3 and 4 we will walk through Alain Badiou‘s Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism.  In weeks 5 and 6 we will do a close reading of Slavoj Zizek‘s The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity.  

The class includes over 10 hours of live-streamed nerdiness for just 30 bucks. Each session will be a live streamed video-cast w/ some introductory remarks about the thinkers, conversational walkthrough the texts, and interaction with the participants. Following the session it will be available for download on the class page along with links to the archived video, supplemental reading material, and the class discussion board. Each session will begin at 6pm pst (9pm est).

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Matthew David Segall – Science, Religion, Eco-Philosophy, Etheric Imagination, Psychedelic Eucharist, Ecological Crisis and more…

SegallI (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 expansive and the synthetic approach exemplified in his work is imperative and extremely valuable.

We cover a ton of topics including Matthew’s spiritual and philosophical influences/background, his transition from scientistic atheism to Buddhism to Western Esoteric Hermetic Christianity, his understanding of the relationship between science, philosophy and religion in the west, his interest in Carl Jung, Whitehead, Schelling, and esoteric thinker Rudolph Steiner and how they exhibit what Matt calls “etheric imagination.” We also talk about science and art, psychedelics, consciousnesses and Eucharist, capitalism and the ecological crisis and the talk he’ll be giving at the upcoming Whitehead conference in Claremont this summer.

February 26th at the Level Ground Film Festival in Pasadena SoCal.
March 4th – Live Podcast w/ Doug Pagitt @the Loft in LA.
March 13 & 14th at 
Villanova University, PA. The End of Religion? Faith in a Postmodern Age. Featuring Jeff Robbins, Merold Westphal, and John Caputo
March 18th in Chicago Theology Nerd Bootcamp w/ Tripp & Scott Paeth
March 19-21st in Chicago at Progressive Youth Ministry Conference. EPIC live podcast on Friday night sponsored by our friends at Phillips Theological Seminary

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Ecstatic Naturalism

Tripp chats with Leon Niemoczynski about a philosophical approach to sacred nature. Leon Naturalism

Leon Niemoczynski teaches in the Departments of Philosophy and Theology at Immaculata University near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and he is also currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Niemoczynski’s research focuses on the philosophy of nature, where he is especially interested in issues pertaining to philosophical naturalism, logic and metaphysics, aesthetics, German idealism, philosophical ecology, animal ethics, environmental philosophy, and environmental philosophy’s relationship to the philosophy of religion. He is the author/co-editor of Animal Experience: Consciousness and Emotions in the Natural World (Open Humanities Press, 2014), A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism (Lexington Books, 2014) and as sole author, Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature (Lexington Books, 2011).

He has published in numerous anthologies and journals including Process Studies, The Review of Metaphysics, The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, and The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, to name but just a few. His most recent book chapter covered the philosophy of Quentin Meillassoux and the radical theology of John D. Caputo, which was published in The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana University Press, 2014).

Leon is currently working on his newest book tentatively titled Speculative Naturalism: An Ecological Metaphysics which draws from the metaphysics and theological panentheistic-process perspectives of C.S. Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Schelling, G.W.F. Hegel, and Quentin Meillassoux.

He resides in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife Nalina.

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The Birth of God and a new JC – part 2 Keller AAR

tftp_Twitter_Header3-1024x341IMG_4910_2This is the second half of the  live podcast from the American Academy of Religion 2014. The evening was sponsored by Fortress Press, was supplied with delicious beer by Monkish Brewing Co & featured Catherine Keller, John Cobb and Jack Caputo.

Check out part 1 HERE

In part 2 you will hear Jack Caputo reflect on Catherine’s book ‘Cloud of the Impossible’.  He also wants to be clear: he is not a death of God theologian.

John Cobb and Catherine Keller then give him some pushback and it gets a little feisty.

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The New Publishing Partnership

At the end Tony Jones announces the publishing partnership with Fortress and Homebrewed Christianity. The upcoming Homebrewed Christianity 10653370_807752369288009_1575330671555985864_nGuide To series is a new way for us to expand our grassroots theology campaign.  Next year we hope to get the first two or three texts out and plan to release ten volumes over three years. Because the series itself comes out of what all the HBC community has developed over the last 7 years we will be getting some of our best guests to write in the series and will have some sweet opportunities for the Deacons to get involved.

We are very excited about the two podcasts from AAR and the Fortress partnership so if you were NOT at AAR and didn’t get a chance to get a pint glass, a sweet signed copy of the Keller beer logo or the John Cobb poster then share both of the AAR episodes on twitter & Facebook. We will put all the names in a hat and then mail the winners some of the sweet swag. So be kind and tag us so we find you!

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