"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.

Don't forget to "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org. It's now up and running. Wanna start a BT community in 2017? Partner with us today. Check us out on Vimeo! Subscribe to our YouTube page while you're at it... Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

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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.).

Enjoy the episode. Give us an end of the year rating on iTunes (5 star is always nice!) and write a 'lil brewtastic review. Thanks in advance.

Don't forget to "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org. It's now up and running. Wanna start a BT community in 2017? Partner with us today. Check us out on Vimeo! Subscribe to our YouTube page while you're at it... Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org and janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

Pagan Xmas - Episode 19


In Episode 19 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Janel, Liz, Brian, Adam & Shoshanah - brew up an Xmas special for this holly-jolly time of the year. So, grab your Ugly Sweater, pour a dark brew, light up that 'ole pagan tree and deck the interwebs with some Christmas, Advent & Winter Solstice fun. 

Enjoy the episode. Give us an end of the year rating on iTunes (5 star is always nice!) and write a 'lil brewtastic review. Thanks in advance.

Don't forget to "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org. It's now up and running. Wanna start a BT community in 2017? Partner with us today. Check us out on Vimeo! Subscribe to our YouTube page while you're at it... Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology.org or janel[at]brewtholeogy.org.

Awe & Wonder with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Episode 18 (Part 2)


In Episode 18 (Part 2 of 2) of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Janel, Liz, Brian, Adam & Shoshanah - continue the conversational interview with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical school and The Wisdom House in Denver.

Listen to the Rabbi speak of Heschel's words, "Awe precedes faith"... Rabbi Steve is a native of Chicago (Go Cubs!!) and graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. Now in his 25th years as a rabbi, he is the Chaplain at Kavod Senior Life, and the Director of Wisdom House Denver: A Center for Multifaith Engagement and Spiritual Inquiry. His greatest passions these days include: Spiritual Eldering, Multifaith Engagement, Wilderness Spirituality, Meditation, and his daughter who just turned 14. He was a student of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z'l) who inspired Jewish Renewal. Enjoy this episode, friends!

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Awe & Wonder with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Episode 17 (Part 1)


In Episode 17 (Part 1 of 2) in the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Janel, Liz, Brian, Adam & Shoshanah - have the amazing opportunity to interview Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical school and Wisdom House in Denver. You will love this episode, and it will leave you wanting more in part 2... So great!

Enjoy this episode, friends!

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Devils & Demons - Episode 16


In Episode 16 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Janel, Chris, Monica & Liz dive into the abyss of darkness and talk about their experiences and theology with devils and demons.  

Dana Carvey’s classic, Church Lady skit on SNL from the 90’s brings us to the hilarious and haunting question, “Could it be SATAN?” Perhaps you’re familiar with John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” which describes Lucifer’s descent from the heavenly realm. Maybe you’ve been Bedazzled by Elizabeth Hurley, the sly princess of darkness released in 2000. How about Al Pacino’s stellar performance in “The Devil’s Advocate?” There’s no shortage of red-horned, culturally devilish goodness.

The conversation of Satan and demons has been around for thousands of years. Some want to label the “demonic” and/ or “satanic” as simply aspects to address liberation theology, tangibly rescuing those held in oppression. Others seem to talk of the supernatural in literal terms, and in so doing, dismiss the conversation and application of human-based delinquencies and social change. What about you?

Enjoy this devilish episode, friends!

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Prayer & Meditation - Episode 15


In Episode 15 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Janel and friends - Leah, Dan & Liz - brew up the topic of prayer and meditation. We've provided some show notes/ resources below for your own experience(s), below. As long as religion has existed, prayer has been an integral if not foundational aspect to the practice of faith. This is true across many cultures and religions and it is hard to pinpoint when the practice of prayer first started to develop. Prayer is one of those things that carries with it testimony of participation. What is it like to pray? What have we experienced in prayer? How has God met us there? ... Many people have really mixed feelings about prayer. What about you? Enjoy this episode, friends. We hope you learn something new. Make sure & share the hopilicous brew online.

Resources:

  1. Encyclopedia Britanica - http://www.britannica.com/topic/prayer
  2. Praying in Color: http://prayingincolor.com/

#Blessed


In Episode 14 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Janel, Monica, Liz & Chris - get ready for Thanksgiving by talking about all things #BLESSED... They tackle Manifest Destiny - America, the "City on a Hill" (AKA: Make America Great Again), the Prosperity Gospel, Poverty in the Global South and the Beatitudes of Rabbi Jesus.  

Enjoy this relevant episode, friends. & share the hopilicous brew online. 

God IS or is NOT - Episode 13


In Episode 13 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Janel, Kyle, Piper, Dan and Baird nerd out with conventional labels of God while seeking to dive into those meanings and deconstruct them. Often, one hears, “The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it.”This “Bible says it…” motto is always wrapped in a particular understanding of the Bible. We’ll unpack 4 specific words scholars have given God that will be reexamined from many angles. After genuinely grappling with these godly attributes, some will keep these conventional labels. Others have already shed them. Some will look at them a new for the first time. There are biblical and historical reasons for the labels we’ve given God, and what we think/ believe and say about God/ god/ gods/ G-d is always played out in how we live and move and have our being… Yes! Theology is practical! Perhaps you’ll add and subtract some new hops and barley as you include some of your own wild yeast in your own Brew Theology group...

Immutable = The belief that God doesn’t change.
Impassible = The belief that God doesn’t suffer or show emotion.
Omnipotent = The belief that God is all-powerful.
Omniscient = The belief that God is all-knowing.

Enjoy the episode, friends. & Share the hopilicious brew.

"Islam" with Iman Jodeh - Episode 12

 

In Episode 12 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Janel Apps Ramsey and friends - Leah White, Liz Wolfert & Dan Rosado - interview Iman Jodeh about Islam. As a first-generation Palestinian American, Iman is fluent in Arabic and maintains a second home in Ramallah, Palestine. She is the co-founder of Meet the Middle East, a locally based non-profit that aims to foster relationships between the Middle East and the West through education and immersion travel. Iman also teaches the Enrichment courses, The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: From Ancient History to Today’s Headlines as well as Life Under Occupation: A Palestinian Perspective, and regularly guest lectures to various groups in the Denver Metro Area about Islam and the geo-political situation of the Middle East.

Enjoy the episode, friends. & Share the hopilicious brew.

“Theodicy” - The Problem of Evil, Pain & Suffering - Episode 11


For thousands of years humanity has wrestled with suffering. Buddhism starts with the noble truth that all of life consists of suffering. Aching for meaning and seeking religious insight, humans have grappled with karma, and brought theodicy – attempting to answering the questions of why a good deity permits the materialization of evil – to light in an age of uncertainty, doubt and confusion. While suffering is relative, and in some cases easier to make sense (i.e. working out and working hard has a “pain” component), the deeper questions ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” &, “Do all events have a purpose?” Is God all powerful and able to stop A, B or C? Then Why...?

In Episode 11 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends - Vlad, Amanda, Andy & Kyle - hash out the most age-old and relevant questions regarding trauma. God is on trial, indeed...  

Enjoy the episode, friends. & Share the hopilicous brew.

Check Your White Privilege - Episode 10


In Episode 10 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Janel Apps Ramsey hosts a stellar show with friends (Nena, Alex and Baird) that will challenge you on many levels. What do we mean when we talk about white privilege? Is there a widely accepted definition? Is white privilege circumstantial? What about those white people who do not feel as though they have had preferential treatment because of their skin color? What about Obama? He is black, AND THE PRESIDENT! Wait a minute... What does this have to do with Theology?

Enjoy the episode, friends...

Rags to Riches - Episode 9


In Episode 9 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan, Andy, Amanda, Vlad & Kyle hash out liberation theology. What do you think about the phrase “Preferential Option for the Poor”?   

Although many people in the United States experienced the 1960s and 70s as a time of peace and prosperity, the same cannot be said for the global community. With the Cold War ramping up, leaders in the east and west both vied for resources, forged unstable alliances, deposed leaders, and fought proxy wars around the globe in order to secure their seat at the top. Unsurprisingly, those hit hardest were the economically and politically disenfranchised. As a result, Liberation Theology was birthed & has had significant rippling effects giving birth to black liberation theology, etc.; it spread to other religious groups and there are now Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, and many other liberation theologies that have taken root around the globe. Put in your ear buds, grab a pint or two & liberate you minds with good convo in eclectic & respectful community. 

Link to Intro to Liberation Theology book that Kyle mentioned on the show: https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Liberation-Theology-Leonardo-Boff/dp/0883445506/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1476244513&sr=1-1&keywords=introduction+to+liberation+theology

 

Dr. Miguel De La Torre Interview: Liberation Theology


In Episode 8 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan, Kyle & Liz interview world renowned ethicist and leading liberation theologian, Dr. Miguel De La Torre. Dr. De La Torre speaks about his theology of hopelessness, the posture of "para joder," and Jesus using this method with the systems of power ("para joder" is Spanish for "screwing with"); even "The Satan" comes up this fun, liberating, brewtastic show. 

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Amazon Links to books Dr. Miguel mentioned in the show!

https://www.amazon.com/Politics-Jesús-Hispanic-Political-Theology/dp/1442250364/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475903679&sr=1-5&keywords=politics+of+jesus

https://www.amazon.com/Latina-Social-Ethics-Eurocentric-Perspectives/dp/1602582947/ref=la_B001JOTRLE_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475903896&sr=1-8

https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Malcolm-America-Dream-Nightmare/dp/1570759790