Snake on a Stick! (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent) – Christian Article

This week on the CultureCast, you’ll hear about snakes on a stick (Numbers 21:4-9), Eddie Izzard, and Princess Leia. Christian and Amy are joined once again by Tripp Fuller to talk about some of the problems of reading this passage literally, the role this text plays in the relationship between God and Israel, those wilderness times in our lives, and what this has to do with a cake or death decision. They’ll also tackle the most one of the most…

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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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#SurvivingTheBible for Lent: The Democratization of God – Christian Article

This week on the LectioCast Tripp gives you your Bible-nerd fact of the day, you’ll hear about why David is like the Harvey Weinstein of the Hebrew Bible, what Mandy Moore has to do with the Psalms, and our avoidance of suffering. First up, Jeremiah 31:31-34. Tripp once again gives you many options for preaching this text: who has access to God in the new covenant? the tension between institutions and movements, the democratization of God, the deep political divisions latent…

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Mandy Moore, Harvey Weinstein and the Democratization of God (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent) – Christian Article

This week on the CultureCast we continue with highlights from the Surviving the Bible for Lent course. Tripp gives you your Bible-nerd fact of the day, you’ll hear about why David is like the Harvey Weinstein of the Hebrew Bible, what Mandy Moore has to do with the Psalms, and our avoidance of suffering. First up, Jeremiah 31:31-34. Tripp once again gives you many options for preaching this text: who has access to God in the new covenant? the tension between…

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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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From Scripture to Screen with Hannah Leader – Christian Article

In the final episode of HBC’s 10th birthday week, Tripp talks with film pioneer Hannah Leader. Hannah worked as a lawyer in the independent film world, but realized the need for high-quality Christian films. Hannah and Tripp talk about how she got into the film industry and found her way talking about Christianity, the struggle to find videos that didn’t depict Jesus as a white guy, why all other forms of art (music, art, architecture) are done to the highest level…

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Ignorance Parties, Jackie Robinson, and Military Parades (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent) – Christian Article

This week on the CultureCast: the Triumphal Entry versus the Annunciation. Christian tries to convince Amy and Tripp that they should preach on the Annunciation texts, and not the triumphal entry, by showing how they’re connected. In Isaiah 7:10-14, Christian tells us about the scandal of particularity, and being participants in Easter without making it about us. Then Tripp and Amy turn to the triumphal entry in Mark 11:1-11 and how we’ve lost the significance of Palm Sunday, the messianic secret and the…

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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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#SurvivingTheBible for Lent: No Less Than Physical – Christian Article

It’s Holy Week, and Tripp, Amy and Christian are here on the LectioCast to help you survive Easter. John 20:1-18 | Amy shares the Easter message she would preach, the calling out of Mary’s name and the importance of the act of naming, the significance of Jesus the gardener, opening ourselves to truth, being broken open by suffering, what we’ve missed about the resurrection, and how it relates to Genesis 3. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | Tripp shares his frustration with…

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The Process of Resurrection (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent) – Christian Article

It’s Holy Week, and the CultureCast is here to help you survive Easter. John 20:1-18 | Amy shares the Easter message she would preach, the calling out of Mary’s name and the importance of the act of naming, the significance of Jesus the gardener, opening ourselves to truth, being broken open by suffering, what we’ve missed about the resurrection, and how it relates to Genesis 3. Luke 24:1-12 | Christian talks about what Jesus had to die to before engaging and,…

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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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The Very Worst Missionary with Jamie Wright – Christian Article

This week’s theme is wrestling with resurrection, transformation, the ways people are changing the world and when our best intentions go awry. Amy talks about how she was considering leaving the church and Christianity completely, the ways in which she has changed over the past year, and how resurrection has manifested in her life. Christian talks about resurrection as transformation from potential to actuality, his resurrection agnosticism, and how our wounds can be the site of transformation. They also discuss…

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What Does “Church” Mean Today? – Christian Article

In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy are exploring some questions about church and get a little help from some friends. What does the church mean in the 21st century? What of our identity, systems, or traditions should be preserved or continued? What needs to die? How do you think the Christian religion will look differently a generation or two from now? Topics and themes discussed: intersectionality, that is, the overlap of the labels we use for people, how differentiation…

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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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Faith, Reason, and Reading the Bible – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. In this episode Tripp tries to tackle two questions: How did the early church see the relationship between religion/faith and reason/science? How has contemporary science impacted the way Christians read scripture? Learn about Augustine’s 4 rules for negotiating faith and reason, the multiple layers of meaning in…

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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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Razing Hell with Ira Glass – Christian Article

In this episode of the CultureCast, Amy gets to share some big news about her new position in Texas, and Christian gets his nerd credentials boosted by Ira Glass. Amy and Christian look at the state of leadership in the church today. what does it take to truly lead the church in the 21st century? what does society need from a faith leader? how do faith leaders best care for people today? how do you lead people in something 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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Be Glad the Gospels Don’t Line Up – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. This week’s question: What do I do with 4 different, contradictory, gospel stories? In answering, Tripp wants to convince you that you should be glad the gospels don’t line up. He shares about that time he discovered his bible was broken, the gifts that allowing the gospels…

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It’s Not Personal, It’s Just Biblical – Christian Article

Welcome to the Surviving the Bible podcast. This is a lectionary podcast not just for pastors or preachers, but for Bible nerds everywhere. Each week Christian and Amy Piatt (from the Homebrewed CultureCast) and Tripp Fuller (from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast) explore the bible readings for the week. You’ll get three different perspectives on three different texts to help you survive reading the Bible. This week is the fifth Sunday of Easter. Tripp takes a look at Acts 8:26-40 –…

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