How this works

I blog both here and at Homebrewed Christianity  where I am a co-host of the weekly podcast.

I am also in a PhD program and a full-time pastor.

My passion is to engage the Christian tradition, explore contemporary thought, and integrate them where possible – so that the church is empowered in its local community to express that which she alone can  … and the world so desperately needs. 

This is how I envision the flow going:

  • Everyday Theology (here) is where I post weekly 500 word essays about living out the Bible in the 21st century.
  • HomeBrewed Christianity is where I post more theological-philosophical-historical (headier) stuff.

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I love conversation and am fueled by all my side projects – thanks for all the support and encouragement.

6 thoughts on “How this works

  1. HI:

    just got through looking over your blog and your homebrewed podcast. I am not a theologian, but a Claremont minted historian of American religion…wonder if I can get your take on why there are so few people of color in the emergent conversation? Since I assume that as theologians, you’ve read theologians of color, its informed your thinking and faith, but then, there are so few who are in these conversations? Something I’d like to think through before posting on my blog

    • Arlene, I just found this comment from a while ago – sorry for the delayed response!
      The important aspect of my answer is this: from what is the conversation emerging? The answer is that it is emerging from a context where the evangelical, mainline and post-christian (new atheists, etc) are largely of European descent.
      The larger context involves racial populations of the pentecostal, liberation and prophetic tradition (ie Jeremiah Wright, Cornell West, etc) which rightly have a specific focus that may not, initially, have a huge overlap with what the Emergent conversation is navigating.

      The two things I can tell you are: 1) of the 54 gatherings (churches, groups) that identify as Emerging, almost half are guided by female leadership. The reason that is staggering is that in my mainline denomination (also my school’s sponsor) that is vocal about women in leadership, only 8% of the pulpits are. There is a bigger context that the conversation emerges out of.

      I don’t know if that helps- please let me know if it doesn’t. I have other thoughts but wanted to keep it short. Thanks for the question -Bo

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