It’s a buddy road trip comedy that explores questions around faith, sexuality, Jesus, and other dinner topics.
I can’t wait for you to see the trailer and this Spring/Summer the film itself.
In this episode the film’s producer, David Trotter, asks me questions, provokes stories, and gets me ranting a couple times.
Since Indie films are just that – indie – I hope you consider being a part of the film’s hype team (of sorts). I am excited for all the conversations the film will spark and hope you all can help us get the word out.
Here’s how you can help:
- Get on the hype-team list HERE and be the first to see the trailer!
- Subscribe (rate and review) the Podcast about the film on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and YouTube.
- Follow the film on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter
- Consider Hosting a Screening w/ Q+A Live Podcast this Spring/Summer. If you are interested email me at tripp AT this website.
Then try actually reading the Bible!
Over a 1,000 people have already joined this HBC Pop-Up Community for doubters, heretics, and even the faithful.
Over Lent we will have live video sessions tackling all the Lectionary texts (a week ahead ministers), daily videos answers different questions about the Bible participants send in, and interact in the private Facebook group.
There’s no need to simply talk about the Bible and complain what fundamentalists do with it. Let’s wrestle with the texts together. Join Here
Rev. Dr. Christopher Rodkey, the sermonizer of radical theology, is back to talk about Advent, radical theology, and church planting.
Make sure to check out the Coloring Advent coloring book with Jesse and Natalie Turri (also Coloring Lent). Christopher talks with Tripp about why they made an Advent coloring book, what led to its development, and what the process of creating a theological coloring book was like.
Christopher also talks about how a radical theologian approaches Advent, the centrality of incarnation and kenosis, and how they are in contrast to the more commercialized approach to Advent. Tripp and Christopher also talk about:
- the political aspects of Advent,
- what is it that we are lamenting when we talk about the secularization of Christmas?
- did the Grinch become Christian?
- preaching Advent
The conversation also touches on Christopher’s experiment with church planting within a church, rethinking adult VBS, and using biblical hermeneutics as a way of approaching the world. He gets really practical, gives a ton of great advice for seminarians, pastors, and all people who care about the future of the church. Plus you’ll get to hear about his passion project, The Radical theology Handbook.
And if you really want to make your advent great, join Tripp, Diana Butler Bass, and the folks from Crackers and Grape Juice in Washington DC on December 16th. You can get tickets and learn more here.
It’s time to Make Advent Great Again!
That’s what John, Mike and I were discussing over coffee a couple weeks ago when we had this idea for an online pop-up community. We agreed it wasn’t a horrible idea, emailed a bunch of our friends and can’t believe all the voices and thoughts we are collecting to share with you over advent!
While the Religious Right is once again gearing up its theatrics about a made-up “War on Christmas,” you’ve been waking up to the reality that education cutbacks, healthcare decimation, immigrant intimidation, war agitating, and the reality televisionification of our politics and cultural discourse amount to nothing less than a War on Advent.
Advent, a word we often don’t even hear any more: the often-overlooked season preceding Christmas, where the open-hearted, empty-handed friends of God have recognized for millennia that when all is bleakest, this is precisely when we let go of our burdens and wait. Spiritual and cultural ideals have been hijacked this season by many politicians and preachers who want to “Make America Great Again.” But there’s an alternative. With the help of a bunch of friends we are creating a pop-up community – to help each other Make Advent Great Again.
Here’s what we are planning to do. We will be bringing you daily reflections that plant potent seeds of hope to counter the weeds of that Grinch-ly other MAGA. We’re offering a weekly check-in video that you can tune into live (or whenever you want) where we’ll cover:
- Mother Mary and Us: Recovering a Radical Christmas of Renewal & Resistance
- How to Go Home for the Holidays without Losing Your Soul
- Grounding in the Ultimate Gift: The Advent of Us
- We’re providing a private, safer-space discussion group where we can be totally honest about our struggles and breakthroughs. A ‘home base’ to truly Make Advent Great Again, one day at a time
Any one and everyone can join. For more details and to sign up head over to the MAGA page.
This episode is a doozy.
This live podcast is from the ReKnew conference in St. Paul, where #teamprocess (represented by Tripp) and #teamopentheism (represented by Greg Boyd) throwdown in a winner-take-all theological rumble. Over 300 people packed into an Irish pub to experience the theology nerd battle. Rachel Held Evans and Tony Jones were the moderators to make sure things didn’t get too out of hand.
This Oxford style (ish) debate will satisfy all of your nerdy cravings. PLUS, don’t miss a preach-off between Tripp and Greg at the end.
Get your copy of Greg’s newest book, Cross Vision, here. It’s perfect for a small group!
Where should #theologybeercamp go next??? Cast your vote at
If you want Tripp to speak at your church, event, or to host a live podcast, sendhim an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the bible-thumping episode of Homebrewed.
You’ll get to hear all the back story for the Bibliotheca kickstarter, plus we’ll talk about the aesthetic engagement of the printed word, typography, the changing and transformative engagement with scripture – especially if you grew up being told it was the rule book, the book with all the answers – to reading it as literature.
Adam Lewis Greene joined Tripp and Nathanael to talk about the desire do something like Bibliotheca, aesthetics, the challenges of running a kickstarter as successful as this one, how you can tell a high quality book, translation decisions, and some of the controversy surrounding the project.
Tripp fully endorses the Bibliotheca translation, and highly recommends it for doing lectio divina. For 15% off an entire order, use the code BREW15 (for a limited time). You can get a set (or two) here: http://www.bibliotheca.co