You had me at 90’s Karaoke (and with a live band!)…
We had the privilege to hang out in Redondo Beach filled with 3 days of Craft Nerdom via Homebrewed Christianity’s #TheologyBeerCamp a few weekends ago. Like many stellar events such as the Spurs winning championships, unless you actually experience the magic with other partners-in-crime, it’s hard to do justice on a blog. Nevertheless, the fact that you are still reading makes me think you want a hopilicious sample-taster of the divine goodness that can only come from…
A corn hole tourney
Killer podcasters (including yours truly)
Tripp Fuller’s stream of consciousness
Pete Rollins’ Irish accent
Barry Taylor’s rock-and-roll shirts and radical deconstructions
#Boombastic street tacos
High-gravity theological tailgating and conversations with a variety of other theologians and armchair theologians from across the brewtastic spectrum
Artistic spiritual creations over local coffee
More all-you-can-drink local craft beer
Morgan Freeman’s “Story of God” Season 2 pre-screening partnered with the “The Voice of God” and “The Rumble of God” IPA’s…
90’s Karaoke (Do I smell Teen Spirit? Indeed!)
And last, but certainly not least (for that would be a horrific hate crime), the honor to hang out and listen to THE process guru, J.C. himself, John B. Cobb Jr.!
We are about to unleash a Brew Theology Podcast with John Cobb (Episode 24) on Sunday evening (2/12/17). If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Cobb’s work, you will definitely want to dig in after listening to this Jedi Master unveil some theological #BOOM on the mic. Cobb breaks down a bit of experiential pluralism via Buddhism and Christianity to begin our conversation, engages in some Wesleyan dialogue and carefully navigates through 5 key developments in church history that have blocked appreciation and a priority of Jesus’ own teaching, thus hindering the relational accessibility of moving into a dynamic relationship with Abba/ Father as seen in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
So, as much as this 90’s teen loves to rock the stage with some Nirvana karaoke, I’ll give John Cobb the mic any ‘ole day. Big shout out to Tripp Fuller for putting together an amazing Theology Beer Camp. I can’t wait for the next one, and I look forward to meeting more of YOU as you join me and other friends… details on that coming very soon!
“We theologians of an earlier generation know that our style of thinking and communicating no longer works well -- if it ever did. I fear that we are unlikely to learn how to share the wisdom we have received (and still think helpful for others) with new generations. Brew Theology is a promising answer. The old methods consisted largely of monologues. What is needed today, perhaps what has always been needed, is sharing of thinking and feeling and mutual stimulus to grow. It is my personal hope that this will lead to life-shaping convictions and commitments and even to worship. But I also hope that it will never set aside the openness and interaction of Brew Theology.” - Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr. (Global leader of process theology and considered one of the greatest theological minds of the last fifty years, professor emeritus of theology at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, & cofounder of the Center for Process Studies. He is the author of over fifty books, including God and the World. Co-winner of Grawemeyer Award of Ideas Improving World Order.)
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