Posted in November 2011

No One is 1st Century these days

No One is 1st Century these days

I have been having a great conversation with a good friend of mine named JD. I wanted put part of it up here in the hopes that others will be able to jump in. Me: I keep saying: I have no interest in discounting or explaining away my Christian experience – but neither am I … Continue reading

The Christmas message of the Angel

The Christmas message of the Angel

In Luke chapter 2 the Angel of the Lord says something really profound (v.14) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom God is pleased”  (NAS) It is beautiful in its simplicity. I’m not trying to make this into a three point sermon, but it does seem to me … Continue reading

A Progressive take on being Pentecostal (or Charismatic)

A Progressive take on being Pentecostal (or Charismatic)

In a recent Homebrewed Christianity podcast episode Mike Morrell interviews Leif Hetland, a charismatic signs & wonders Pastor. Afterward I got to talk with Tripp about my thoughts on reconciling the best of Pentecostal practices with a Progressive Christianity. Here are my two big points:  What Pentecostals have to say to Progressives Jesus laid hands … Continue reading

Bo’s Blogs in November

Bo’s Blogs in November

Between a trip to San Fran for a conference and Thanksgiving in the mountains, I have not been blogging much this month. There are two things that I have been doing over at HomeBrewed Christianity that I am quite proud of. The first is a conversation about the Cross.  It started with this blog post … Continue reading

Why change is challenging

I am fascinated with human behavior and the psychology behind it. I love reading books that examine sociology and help to explain why we, as a culture, do what we do. This is partly why I am in the field of Practical Theology and not Philosophical, Biblical, Systematic, Historic or any other branch of theology. … Continue reading

Heaven, we have a problem – with sexuality

This was a week of controversy in the Blogosphere – at least in my neighborhood. The topic of gender, femininity, and sexuality were the touch points.  I am going to highlight 3 controversial blogs from this week … but first I want to acknowledge that it mirrored (albeit in a much smaller way) something happening … Continue reading

Do the numbers in Revelation add up?

I am excited to put out part 3 and 4 of Reading Revelation Better in the coming days. I wanted to bracket out this conversation about numbers. Let me make two concessions and then I will post a part of the conversation that has been going on. 1) This is not numerology. It is poetics…only … Continue reading

Reading Revelation Better (part 2)

Reading Revelation Better (part 2)

Intro Three things up front: I love the apocalyptic elements in the Old and New Testament. I think they are both fascinating and helpful – or should I say instructive. Apocalyptic literature is a very unique genre and in the modern mind, if it is unacquainted with apocalyptic, can really get mucked up fast. I … Continue reading