Holy Grub: Food and Religion - Episode 39

In Episode 39 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Holy Grub is served. Janel, Andy, Meghan & Liz brew up an always relvant topic: food and religion. Food and Religion are routinely interwoven into the fabric of cultures. Far from being separate entities, a religion’s perspective of, use of, and beliefs about food and consumption help define norms, practices, and habits surrounding eating, and manifest in a wide range of practices around the world. For instance, Hindu’s reverence of cows helped shape an entire culture of people who revere and protect cattle, often leading to violent cultural clashes between local Muslims for whom cow is one of the few halal – or allowable – types of meat in which to eat. Or, for instance, take the Catholic observance of Lent, which for devotees, encourages an abstinence from red meat at times, while also employing an elaborate metaphor (or is it?) about eating and drinking the flesh and blood of their savior.

All of this and so much more... 

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P.P.S. We will be at The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16. We'd love to meet you there.

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Atonement Theories, Part 2 - Episode 38

In episode 38 of the Brew Theology podcast, Ryan, Dan, Alex, Brian and Adam continue the conversation on Atonement Theories. This show is brought to you by Seedstock Brewery. If you like this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

So, what’s atonement? Hit up part 1 (ep. 37) for the intro.

 

In Part 1 - episode 37 we covered the following:

- Satisfaction & Penal Substitutionary Theories
and man other rabbit trails... 

We spend some time on the rest: Ransom Theory/ Christus Victor, Solidarity, Moral Exemplar, Oneness and The Last Scpaegoat on this episode.

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P.S. We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

P.P.S. We will be at The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16. We'd love to meet you there.

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Atonement Theories Part 1 - Episode 37

In episode 37 of the Brew Theology podcast, Ryan, Dan, Alex, Brian and Adam brew up the topic, "Atonement Theories." This is Part 1 of 2 episodes. This show is brought to you by Seedstock Brewery. If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

So, what’s atonement? 

Maybe you’ve heard it best understood by the English, “At – ONE – ment”… meaning humanity being at “one” with the divine ONE! This is a good place to start. I’d add the original Hebrew, “Kaphar,” which is where we get the word, “atone,” literally meaning, “to cover.” This comes from the covering of Israel’s sins on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16). Next, theories of Atonement are explanations from scholars over the past 2,000 years who have tired to explain the mystery of what happened to Jesus and this world: past, present and future on the cross!

Many Christians have been taught (Or it’s simply been infused into modern, Western Christianity through sermons and worship songs) only one popular atonement theory. Interestingly, when one does the research, we find that this popular theory wasn’t even in existence within the first 1,000 years of Christianity. Theories are sincere, speculative explanations based on subjective opinions, involving careful intelligence in academia, experience in real time, historical criticism, and a community of good 'ole fashioned “butt kickers."

In episodes 37 and 38, we cover the following:

- Ransom Captive
- Union With God
- Satisfaction
- Penal Substitution
- Christus Victor
- Moral Exemplar
- The Last Scapegoat
- God's Solidarity 

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P.S. Remember we are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

P.P.S. We will be at The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16. We'd love to meet you there.

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Secret Societies - Episode 36

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What secret societies are you familiar with? What do you think is the purpose of maintaining secrecy (of vows, practice, membership, etc.)? What might be some benefits to membership in a secret society today? What might motivate someone to join? How much impact do you think secret societies have had or currently have around the world? In episode 36 of the Brew Theology podcast, Ryan, Katie, Craig & Janel brew up the topic, "Secret Societies." Enjoy the pracitcal rabbit trails this topic provides... This show is brought to you by Fermaentra Brewing Co. If you like this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

P.S. Remember we are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

P.P.S. We will be at The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16. We'd love to meet you there.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology) Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to become a local partner, sponsor or contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org &/ or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

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Co-Create: Theology in Process Part 2 with Dr. Jason Whitehead - Episode 35

Here's part 2 with more process thought with Dr. Jason Whitehead. Jason is the Director of Consultation and Formation at Iliff School of Theology. He has served in pastoral roles for congregations in South Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado. Jason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Senior Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care at Iliff. He is the author of Redeeming Fear: A Constructive Theology for Living into Hope, as well as other articles relating to practical theology. Ryan, Liz, Stephen, Dan & Janel get to be a part of this fun conversation. Episode 35 of the Brew Theology Podcast is brought to you by Declaration Brewing Co. If you dig this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

P.S. We're hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

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Co-Create: Theology In Process Pt. 1 with Dr. Jason Whitehead - Episode 34

It's time we talk some process and bring in Dr. Jason Whitehead who provides an introductory conversation regarding process theology in praxis. Jason is the Director of Consultation and Formation at Iliff School of Theology. He has served in pastoral roles for congregations in South Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado. Jason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Senior Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care at Iliff. He is the author of Redeeming Fear: A Constructive Theology for Living into Hope, as well as other articles relating to practical theology. Ryan, Liz, Stephen, Dan & Janel get to be a part of this fun conversation. Episode 34 of the Brew Theology Podcast is brought to you by Declaration Brewing Co. If you dig this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

P.S. We're hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

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Refugees - Episode 33

With the recent changes in the US policy toward refugees and immigrants, many people have been wrestling with what it means to be religious and take care of refugees. This discussion will look at how different religions deal with refugees and where action and belief experience tension around this topic. We will also discuss what it means to be a good human in the face of millions of refugees needing safe places to live. It's time to plug in the earbuds and get ready for a relevant episode, #33 of the Brew Theology Podcast with Janel Apps Ramsey and friends. If you like this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

P.S. We're hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

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God: Everything You Ever Needed To Know About The Almighty with Eric E. Hall - Episode 32

Wanna hear all there is to know about the Almighty? Is your God a bit like Mr. Miyagi, the Jersey Shore "Situation," the retired Oprah God or perhaps your Hippie Aunt? Maybe your deity is likened to something else with a Joan of Arc "Face/Off" lift? Hopefully, God is much more than a cosmic vending machine, but ya never know...! Pull up a seat, put the earbuds in, and get ready for some godly good fun, friends. In episode 32 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan interviews Eric E. Hall*, author of Homebrewed Christianity's Guide to God: Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Almighty?" This was a blast recording this show. Go buy Eric's book. It's damn good and a helluva fun ride! If you like this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share online, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

*Eric E. Hall is the Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Professor of Peace and Social Justice, teaching theology and philosophy at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He's the author of The Paradox of Authenticity (2015) and a noted lecturer on faith and reason.

P.S. We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

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Calvinism with Craig Broek - Episode 32

Wanna have a beer with a Calvinist? Pull up a seat, friend. It's time to add some extra hops into the mash on episode 31 of the Brew Theology Podcast as Dan and Ryan interview their friend, Craig Broek, on Calvinism. We definitely had a good time recording this show. If you dig this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

Don't forget: We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology) Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to become a local partner, sponsor or contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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* Craig is the Pastor and Co-Founder of The Table, a missional church and nonprofit urban faming community in urban Denver. Craig began his ministry in Ridgewood, NJ, in the fall of 2004 after completing a Master of Divinity degree at Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI). His passion to see people developing in their faith journey, whether far from or close to Jesus, shapes his preaching, teaching, and personal interaction. He enjoys meeting people and building relationships especially through sports and recreational activities, like umpiring and coaching. Craig has also been trained as a Level 1 StrengthsFinder Coach. In his free time Craig enjoys all sports, taking on new projects, reading, cooking, and homebrewing. Craig and Jeanine have been married since 1999 and have two young children.

Barrel Aged Gospels with Dr. Craig Blomberg - Episode 31

Ready for some barrel-aged theology? Ever had a drink from Matthew, Mark, Luke & John? Anyone who grew up in the Christian church was heavily influenced by the writings from these Gospels. In fact, these ancient texts have influenced civilization for two millennia. But are they reliable? How can we trust documents from 2,000 years ago that were written many decades after the life of Jesus? Remember the game of telephone as a child? Did the earliest followers of Jesus fabricate stories of a life that never existed, or were they carefully crafting stories that are highly reliable and worthy of our respect today?

Distinguished New Testament theologian, Dr. Craig Blomberg* brewed up some barrel-aged goodness on Episode 30 of the Brew Theology Podcast! If you dig this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

Want to come to an upcoming Brew Theology event? We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology) Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to become a local partner, sponsor or contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org &/ or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

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*Dr. Craig Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. Craig is the author of fifteen books and has co-authored or co-edited ten more, along more than 150 journal articles and chapters in multi-author works. To quote Ron Burgundy, according to the academic world, Craig is kind of a BIG DEAL!!! The Blombergs love to travel, often combining vacation and ministry opportunities at other colleges and seminaries. Craig has enjoyed three Broncos’ Super Bowl victories in his thirty-plus years in Denver, but as a native of northern Illinois his lifelong sports dream came true in 2016 when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

"Living Buddha, Living Christ" with Liz Wolfert - Episode 30

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In episode 29 of the Brew Theology Podcast Dillon, Kelly and Ryan sit down with our good friend and fellow pub theologian, "American Buddhist," Liz Wolfert, to chat about the comparisons between Buddhism and Christianity (check out "American Buddha" on episode 28.), channeling Thich Nhat Hahn's book, "Living Buddhah, Living Christ." If you are a fan of this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

 

Want to come to an upcoming Brew Theology event? We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix.

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"American Buddha" with Liz Wolfert - Episode 28

In episode 28 of the Brew Theology Podcast Janel, Ryan, Dan, Kyle & Piper sit down with friend and fellow pub theologian, "American Buddhist," Liz Wolfert, to chat about the influences of Buddhism in American culture. If you are a fan of this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review!

Want to come to an upcoming Brew Theology event? We are hosting Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins in Denver on August 18-19. Head over to www.theologybeercamp.com to get info and tix (they go on sale March 15).

Follow Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to become a local partner, sponsor or contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org &/ or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

P.S. Big Cheers to Grandma's House for the delicious brew we got to share and drink while recording this episode. Speaking of local awesomeness, remember that Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales are nearly ready for 2 sweet bottle releases this coming Saturday, March 18 at noon! Can't wait to taste 'em.

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"Faith Shift" Part 2 with Kathy Escobar - Episode 27


In episode 27 of the Brew Theology Podcast we continue the conversation with pastor and author of "Faith Shift," Kathy Escobar.  The crew personally breaks down the faith shift process: past, present and potential future. If you dig this episode and other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review, please!

Want to come to a upcoming Brew Theology event? What could be better than Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller and philosopher Peter Rollins partnered with unlimited Colorado craft beer and theological shenanigans in the Mile High City this summer? Can we get an Amen? Text BEERMEJESUS to 442-22 to get in the KNOW... 

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"Faith Shift" with Kathy Escobar - Episode 26


In episode 26 of the Brew Theology Podcast we got the chance to sit down and chat with pastor and author of "Faith Shift," Kathy Escobar. Kathys' story will speak to the depth of your soul. It's raw, passionate and liberating on so many levels. If you like this episode and other BT shows, give this episode a nice 'lil share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a hopilicious review, please!

If you want IN on upcoming #secrets that may or not involve beer, theology and a sunny city with mountains nearby, email Ryan (ryan@brewtheology.org). Shhhh.... #TheologyBeerCamp with Tripp Fuller & Peter Rollins.

"Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to become a local partner. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org &/ or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

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“Leaving A-Holiness Behind & Salvation” with Christian Piatt & Adam Clark - Episode 25


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In episode 25 of the Brew Theology Podcast we are live in Redondo Beach at #TheologyBeerCamp with Christian Piatt & Adam Clark. Christian is the co-host of Homebrewed Culture Cast and author of the recent book, Leaving A-Holiness Behind: From Pious Jerk to Not So Pious Jerk. Adam is a professor at Xavier and is the author of the upcoming book, Homebrewed Christiantiy's Guide to Salvation. If you like this brewtastic episode and other BT shows, give us a sweet 'lil share on the interwebs, rate BT on iTunes and give a hopilicious review, please!

Thank you to Tripp Fuller and Homebrewed Christianity for hosting this event in Cali.

Oh... and if you want in on upcoming #secrets that may or not involve beer, theology and the Mile High City, email Ryan (ryan@brewtheology.org). Shhhh.... #TheologyBeerCamp

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Episode 24: “Buddhist Christians, a “Holy” Mistake & Road Blocks in Church History” with Dr. John Cobb - Episode 24


In episode 24 of the Brew Theology Podcast we are live in Redondo Beach at #TheologyBeerCamp with Dr. John Cobb. 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.

Thanks to Tripp Fuller and Homebrewed Christianity for hosting this event in Cali.

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Radical Theology, Post-Truth and Christian Nihilism with Barry Taylor - Episode 23


In Episode 23 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan, Janel and Dan interview Barry Taylor about radical theology, post-truth and Christian nihilism. Barry Taylor is an artist, professor, writer, global speaker, and rock and roll extraordinaire. 

A special thanks to Homebrewed Christianity's Tripp Fuller for organziging an epic #TheologyBeerCamp in Redondo Beach, CA. This episode is zesty, friends... Cheers & share the brew.

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Sh*t Is Getting Real with Amanda Henderson - Episode 22


In Episode 22 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan, Janel, Liz & Alex interview Amanda Henderson from the Interfaith Alliance of CO.

As we walk into 2017 with an unknown political and social future ahead, many of us are concerned about oppression, marginalization and division ahead - especially for those who are most vulnerable. How will we respond? How will we build movements of resistance and resilience? Amanda Henderson, Executive Director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, guides us to explore how the first step to building a new world of radical justice and hospitality is to 'Gather our People'.

  • Who are 'our people'? 
  • What does it look like to strengthen 'our people'? 
  • Who are those who aren't 'our people'? 
  • What is the risk and benefit of focusing on 'our people'?

This episode is relevant, indeed... Cheers!

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Rev. Amanda Henderson is the Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and an ordained minister in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Amanda's great passion is building relationships across difference and working for justice and equality for all people. She sees our diversity as our greatest strength and works daily to bring people together for real change in our community.

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God and Empire - Episode 21


In Episode 21 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Meghan, Dan & Shoshana - brew up an episode about God and Empire. (Liz makes an appearance toward the end too) Dan Rosado provided these brewtastic notes a while back for our Denver community, and we are just now recording our thoughts on it for your dialogical pleasure.

Egypt
Assyria
Babylon
Persia
Greece
Rome
Constantinople
Britain... 

It would seem as if the history of Empire is the history of human civilization, violence, and conquest... (Resources cited, below) Enjoy this episode. Give us a rating on iTunes (5 star is always nice!) and write a 'lil brewtastic review. Thanks in advance.

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God & Empire Resources

God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now by John Dominic Crossan
http://www.amazon.com/God-Empire-Jesus-Against-Rome/dp/0060858311

Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire by Various, including Catherine Keller
http://www.amazon.com/dp/082723001X/?tag=homebrechrist-20+theology

Christianity and Empire Essay by John B. Cobb, Jr.
http://web.archive.org/web/20140814085054/http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=3350

Jesus and Paul Versus the Empire Essay by John Dart
http://web.archive.org/web/20131010043357/http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=3190

Satan and Empire Blog post by Brian Zahnd
http://brianzahnd.com/2012/01/satan-and-empire/

Out of the Corner of My Eye Poem by Brian Zahnd
http://brianzahnd.com/2014/08/corner-eye/

Podcast Interview of John Dominic Crossan talking about his Book
http://homebrewedchristianity.com/2013/07/19/john-dominic-crossan-on-god-empire-barrel-aged/

Jesus & Empire YouTube Audio John Dominic Crossan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFjECpxADCU

An interview with John Dominic Crossan Paul and Empire 
http://www.philosophyandscripture.org/Issue2-1/JD_Crossan/jd_crossan.html

God and Empire PBS Article by David E. Anderson
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2008/11/19/god-and-empire/1216/

"Rogue One" A Hanukkah Story - Episode 20


In Episode 20 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Meghan, Liz, Dan & Shoshana - brew up an Hanukkah episode just in time. Yup. The original Rogue One Star Wars Rebels were Jewish. Let's finish the holiday season spinning the dreidel, lighting the menorah & digging into the liberation movement of Hanukkah then and NOW... Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of the oil. It is an 8-day celebration that commemorates a Jewish victory over tyranny and begins on the lunar month Kislev 25 (Dec. 24 sunset–Jan.1 sunset ‘16/ ‘17). The Hanukkah story is found in 1 Maccabees (apocrypha), and is the story of how Judas Maccabee and his band of freedom fighters overthrew the Seleucid forces under the rule of Antiochus “Epiphanes” during the 2nd Century BCE. Hanukkah is not a biblical festival recorded in Hebrew Scriptures as it began after the last books of the Scriptures were completed. However, it is recognized in the Christian New Testament (John 10), as we see Jesus going to the temple on this holiday. (It is unclear if he ate potato latkes and doughnuts after his visit that day.).

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