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9/11, Lectionary Readings, and the Challenge of Interfaith Living

Sometimes, lectionary readings just get it right. On September 11 as I was driving to HIEC I passed one of those famous church signs. It simply read: “There will come a judgment!” If I’m honest I was a little annoyed by the fact that on 9/11 the last thing that people need to be concerned [...]

The Abuse of Power: Why People of Faith Should Not Text and Drive

            Recently it occurred to me: the reason why people text and drive is because they don’t take seriously enough how their technology participates in their personal demonstration of power. If people of faith understood that both the phone and the car were extensions of themselves, maybe they would see [...]

Digitally Enhanced Worship Song

Can I implore someone to go with me on this and to use this song during a worship service, gathering, or curated space? I’m becoming convinced that until the church takes up the technologies of the age with its narrative, rituals and prayers, our technology will only ever be seen as other than us! I [...]

A Suitable Tweet?: 2 Kings 9 in Twible

Jana Riess tweets her way through a chapter of the Bible a day. Very fun interesting way to go about it! Today, she tweeted: “#Twible 2 Kgs 9: Alpo Corp. tests new “Jezebel” flavor; wins canine pre-approval in focus group. Lick it up, dogs. Wait, you missed a spot.” What do you think? Suitable tweet [...]

Podcasting and Soul-Selling

Here is a link to our most recent podcast. In it, we have a podcast with Evan Drake Howard who talks about his new book The Galilean Secret. He has an essay on Washington Post On Faith today about the need for a spirituality of hope to undergird a politics of hope, here is the [...]

Creation Care Podcast! Oil Spill Thoughts!

In this podcast Josh grabs another round table podcast with the likes of Julie Clawson, Ben Lowe, and Tom Sine. The four of them discuss the (lack of a) Christian response to the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico as well as other issues facing the American Christianity’s move towards more active caring for [...]

Dr. David Pacini: Through Narcissus’ Glass Darkly, A Podcast

In this podcast, Josh grabs an interview with Dr. David Pacini from the Candler School of Theology. Dr. Pacini’s current research focuses on problems in Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy and philosophical theology, especially those of aesthetics and psychology as they evolved in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century texts that explore the boundaries of theological thinking. [...]

New Podcast: Danielle Shroyer on Boundary-Breaking God

This week Nick get’s Danielle Shroyer on the podcast to talk about the Sustainable Faith Conference, her church Journey Community Church, and her new book Boundary-Breaking God. [Direct link to - ep 148 - Danielle Shroyer, Boundary-Breaking God] enjoy.. jc Send to Facebook

New Podcast: Tony Jones and Philip Clayton from Atlanta

This week we have Part 1 of a 3 part conversation. It is Tony Jones and Philip Clayton talking theology in Atlanta at a cohort. Here is the video: Thanks to Dan Ra from nextgenerasianchurch.com for recording the conversation. Also be sure to check out the Sustainable Faith conference April 22-24 and purchase a copy [...]

New Podcast with Dwight Friesen on Theology After Google and ‘Thy Kingdom Connected’

In this interview I interview Dwight Friesen about his book Thy Kingdom Connected and Theology After Google (Claremont 2010). We met in an airport after the conference and chatted it up. Dwight is a teacher practical theology at Mars Hill Graduate School, is active with Emergent Village, a social network of missional Christians around the [...]

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