This is Your Brain on God – cognitive science and the naturalness of belief – Christian Article

Justin L. Barrett joined the School of Psychology in 2011 as Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and served as director of the Thrive Center for Human Development from 2011 to 2014. He is currently the chief project developer for the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives (STAR) and, from January to September 2018, also served as acting dean of the School of Psychology. An experimental psychologist, Dr. Barrett taught for five years in Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and…

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Kingdom Ethics and Moral Leadership in a Divided Age – Christian Article

This is a special live podcast episode. It was recorded at Wild Heaven Brewing in Atlanta Georgia with a bunch of our friendsfrom McAfee School of Theology. During this zesty episode we discuss… what is a ‘wet baptist’? Dean Greg DeLoach gives beer style intros to Profs on the Mics the nature of missionary dating and how it is absolutely not connected to the missionary posititon the nature of Baptist life and American Evangelicalism why David Gushee is sticking it…

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the Neo-Liberal Attack on the Soul – Christian Article

This episode is amazing. It is just super-duper spectacular. Oh, it is also packed with awesome sauce. I can’t wait for all of you in helping professions to hear this and get yourself the book – Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age. Dr. Bruce Rogers-Vaughn is Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Vanderbilt Divinity School, an ordained minister, and practicing therapist. Over the course of the conversation Dr. Vaughn mentions a couple articles he has…

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Michael J. Murray: The Scientific Challenge for Faith – Christian Article

Dr. Michael J. Murray is the President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and former Arthur and Katherine Shadek Chair in Philosophy and the Humanities at Franklin & Marshall College and Senior Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall and his MA and Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on two primary areas. The first is seventeenth century history of philosophy and theology, with a particular focus on…

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Michael J. Murray: The Scientific Challenge for Faith – Christian Article

Dr. Michael J. Murray is the President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and former Arthur and Katherine Shadek Chair in Philosophy and the Humanities at Franklin & Marshall College and Senior Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall and his MA and Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on two primary areas. The first is seventeenth century history of philosophy and theology, with a particular focus on…

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Keith Ward talks about the Bible – Christian Article

Keith Ward is back on the podcast to talk a little about his new book, Love Is His Meaning: Understanding The Teaching Of Jesus. In the book, Keith wrestles with the teachings of Jesus in a non-literal way, and looks to interpret the teachings of Jesus consistently throughout. In this episode he talks about his relationship with scripture and how it’s changed over the years, his unusual route from philosophy to Christianity, which teachings of Jesus we should take seriously…

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Live! from Atlanta #McAfeeTheology – Christian Article

These are the highlights from a live podcast in Atlanta with faculty from the McAfee School of Theology. Up first, Graham Walker and Tripp talk about their mutual friendship with “cowboy theologian” Frank Tupper (and share some great stories), that moment when the struggles of faith and life animated the tradition he inherited, living in the Philippines, and how his Baptist identity has changed. Then, biblical scholar Dr. Garber, talks about his geek conversion story, the lack of one cultural meta-narrative,…

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Raising Prophetic Christianity from the Dead with Robyn Henderson-Espinoza – Christian Article

This is Homebrewed Christianity’s birthday week! We are celebrating by releasing 5 new episodes every day. Up first, activist theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is back to talk about all sorts of things, including inviting everyone to Theology Beer Camp in Asheville, NC whit August 16-18 (tickets go on sale tomorrow so head over to theologybeercamp.com to get notified when they’re available). Robyn answers some questions from their last visit: how has their relationship to their own identity and their relationship to…

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Why Go Derrida with John D. Caputo – Christian Article

Today is the day! HBC turns 10! To celebrate, we are selling tickets to Theology Beer Camp at the cheapest price for 48 hours. Jack Caputo is back and gives us 5 reasons to go Derrida: 1. Derrida give you the best argument against fundamentalism2. It also is the best argument against modernism, including the new atheists, and reductionism3. The undeconstructable, or unconditional, which is not a Platonic ideal, but a hope, an expectation.4. Binary oppositions are deconstructable5. The pervasive presence…

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Evidence That Demands A Podcast with Sean McDowell – Christian Article

And now for something completely different. HBC’s birthday week continues – so make sure to go to theologybeercamp.com and score some cheap tickets before time (and space) runs out! Sean McDowell, Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, and son of Josh McDowell, is on to talk about the newly revised and updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Sean and Tripp talk about a lot things, including: What it’s like being the son of someone everyone knows, and to…

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Theological Possibilities with Catherine Keller – Christian Article

Today is the last day to get the cheapest tickets for Theology Beer Camp! Don’t let the birthday celebrations die – join us for Theology Beer Camp this August in Asheville, NC. There are only 99 spots, so get ’em while they’re hot. JC (Just Catherine) Keller is back on the podcast to talk about her book, Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility. Catherine and Tripp talk about: The possibilities for theology today What is Christ Inc. and how has christology…

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The Specter of Prayer with Mark Karris – Christian Article

Mark Karris, ordained minister and therapist, is on to talk about his new book, Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God. In this book about prayer, inspired by the open and relational work of Tom Oord, Mark looks at the role of trauma in his life and how that led to his work as a minister, therapist, and theologian; the specter of the failure of prayer; his experience of God as love amidst the trauma; the theological underpinnings for…

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Raising the Intellectual Bar in the Church with Alexis Waggoner – Christian Article

Alexis Waggoner, Director of Marketing and Digital Education at the Westar Institute, is on to talk about raising the intellectual bar in the church (while lowering it in the academy). First, you’ll hear about how her academic interests impacted her coming back to Christianity, how growing up in a more conservative setting she was told what to believe rather than how to believe, the experience of growing up in a military family and how that affected her faith, being a chaplain…

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The Best Antidote to Rampant Partisanship with Dan Koch – Christian Article

Dan Koch, musician-turned-podcaster and host of the Reconstruct podcast, is on to talk about the second season of the Depolarize! podcast. After throwing shade at former CCM bands who also have their own podcast, they talk about the silent partner behind the Depolarize podcast – The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, his ambitions to stop the Trump event, why the continued support of Trump is arguably much more dangerous than a one-time election, and what has changed between season 1 and season…

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Theology Without Walls with John Thatamanil – Christian Article

John Thatamanil, from Union Theological Seminary, is back on the podcast to talk about multiple religious identities and practices, trans-religious theology, and theology without walls. He shares a little about what type of questions are driving his theological reflection these days, when religious diversity becomes a challenge again for Christianity, the shift from multiplicity globally to locally and internally, the sampling of different religions today, and why 1965 is such an important year. Tripp and John also talk about: How syncretism…

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Tillich and a Radical Theology of Culture – Christian Article

May 31, 2019 by Tripp Fuller John D. Caputo is a hybrid philosopher/theologian who works in the area of radical theology. Prof. Caputo has spearheaded a notion he calls “weak theology,” by which he means a “poetics” of the “event” that is harbored in the name (of) God, or that “insists” in the name (of) “God,” a notion that depends upon a reworking of the notions of event in Derrida to theological ends. Dr. Caputo joins the podcast to invite…

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Come Sunday, Hell Will Be Empty with Ira Glass – Christian Article

The Pope of podcasting, Ira Glass, is on the podcast to talk about his new film, Come Sunday, available to stream on Netflix. From IMDB: Come Sunday is based on an episode of the public radio series This American Life, the film centers on Bishop Carlton Pearson, a rising star among evangelicals until he was ostracized by his own church and declared a heretic after he started preaching that there is no Hell. Hear why Ira thinks one of the groups that…

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Our God Loves Justice with W. Travis McMaken – Christian Article

Travis McMaken, Associate Professor of Religion at Lindenwood University, is on the podcast not just to talk about Theology Beer Camp, but also his new book, Our God Loves Justice. It’s a book he wish he would have read when he was an MDiv student, and wants to show people that the current connection between Protestant theology and politics in North America is not the only possible connection. The book is also an introduction to the theology of Helmut Gollwitzer, his…

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#TheologyBeerCamp LIVE from Denver – Christian Article

We’re going back to the summer of ’17 for the first night of #TheologyBeerCamp in Denver. Peter Rollins and Tripp will give you the 3 essential rules for Theology Beer Camp, tell the story of how they became friends, and what it was like living together. Pete explains why he thinks pastors have superpowers and gets honest about what he thinks about Tripp’s beliefs. Then, they welcome Iliff School of Theology professor Ted Vial to the stage for Tripp and Ted’s Excellent 19th Century…

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Resident Aliens LIVE from Durham – Christian Article

This week’s episode was from the live Resident Aliens podcast in Durham, North Carolina. Before we hear from Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon, Tripp talks with Molly Brummett Wudel and Tim Conder from Emmaus Way. You’ll hear a little bit about the story behind Emmaus Way, the work they are doing in Durham, their community hermeneutic, how they confront the challenges of church planting today, and why helping churches learn to be a part of meaningful social change and also transforming…

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God Loves Science (Fiction) with Jeff Pugh and Will Rose – Christian Article

This live podcast was recorded after a Theology Nerd Bootcamp about religion and science. Will Rose and Jeff Pugh joined Tripp for an evening about faith, science, and science fiction. The day-long event covered: The perceived cultural conflict between religion and science is primarily due to American Evangelicals’ obsession with anti-intellectualism How Augustine is more progressive when it comes to religion and science dialogue than 98% of Evangelicals When theological truth is divorced from the scientific account of reality you end…

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Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be with Donna Bowman – Christian Article

This episode was taken from a Facebook live book-release soirée with Donna Bowman and Ryan Newsome to celebrate the release of The Homebrewed Christianity Guide To Being Human. Donna, Ryan, and Tripp talk about all things human. They discuss anthropology as it relates to gender, science, and death, the tension between a reductive materialism and dualism, the drive for religious people to have an ethical prescription for each situation, the relationship of humans to authority – whether a creator, or institution,…

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A Practical Introduction to Christian Doctrine with Cynthia Rigby – Christian Article

Cynthia Rigby, The W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, is back on the podcast to talk about her new book, Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Doctrine. This a book for the classroom, for small groups, for pastors, and for the church. Tripp and Cynthia talk about the need for congregations to have permission to ask (out loud) the questions they have, the role Christian language plays in the life of the church, the resistance to…

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Youth Camp Junkie Nostalgia at Camp Manna – Christian Article

Trigger warning: this episode contains lots of stories about Evangelical youth camp experiences Tripp sat down with the people behind the new movie, Camp Manna, producer Evan Koons, writer/director Eric Machiela, and writer/director Eric Scott Johnson. Camp Manna, which comes out June 5th, is about Ian Fletcher, a “nonbeliever”, who is shipped off to a backwoods Christian camp, where he is forced to compete in (and survive) a Biblically-themed Olympiad known as the God Games. They explain why they made the…

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Questions for Liberation with Jen Hatmaker – Christian Article

Jen Hatmaker – blogger, speaker, author, and Austin church planter – is on the podcast as part of our Wild Goose Festival preview. In this episode, you’ll hear about Jen’s experience of faith growing up conservative, becoming more progressive, being an LGBTQ advocate, becoming a parent and not wanting to pass on a version of faith that is problematic, and what it was like to figure this out in public. What does good friendship look like for those who are…

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