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... 

This show is brought to you by Boggy Draw 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!

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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 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.

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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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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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 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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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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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!

& "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). Bookmark the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org, which is launching THIS WEEK! Check us out on Vimeo! Subscribe to our YouTube page. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, contact Ryan Miller: ryan@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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Pluralism - Episode 7


In Episode 7 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan and friends (Dan, Janel, Stephen & John) tackle pluralism. Religious Pluralism is defined as "the acceptance of all religious paths as equally valid, promoting coexistence." When we "brew theology" together each week in Denver, we do so in a pluralistic context.

What does pluralism say about "truth?" Is tolerance truly feasible? Can monotheistic traditions accept real pluralism? Why believe in anything if that's the case? Can you hold onto your particular faith/ religion and still be embedded in a pluralistic culture that is in sync with a "common good?" Are there "ultimates?" Can you take a bit of "this" and "that" and "co-exist" with a new flava' of spirituality? Do all paths lead to ___________ (whatever "that" is). I'm sure the "heresy" thing will be brought up too... Enjoy, friends.

AND Follow & "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). The Brew Theology website is under construction...www.brewtheology.org!

Here's what's coming. Read HERE! & check out the additional Brew Theology brand (via coffee & tea) HERE! Check out our latest video on Vimeo, HERE! Subscribe to our YouTube page, HERE. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology[dot]org and/or janel[at]brewtholeogy[dot]org. 

Patriotism and Protest - Episode 6


Episode 6: “Patriotism & Protest”

September 25, 2016

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” – Colin Kaepernick (QB, San Francisco 49ers)

Many critics are livid! Others are cheering him on! Do these types of protests even make a difference? Can you be a patriot and a protestor at the same time? What does it mean to break down a protest, theologically? 

In episode 6 of the Brew Theology podcast, Ryan Miller and friends, Janel Apps Ramsey, Dan Rosado & John Reynolds hash out this hot topic... We'd love to hear back from you. Enjoy. 

Don't forget to check out Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) and Twitter (@brew_theology). Our website, www.brewtheology.org, is nearly ready for launch. 

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The Turn - Episode 5


In Episode 5 of the Brew Theology Podcast, host Ryan Miller speaks of his personal trajectory with "The Turn" throughout the years, and the ongoing "turns" within the Hebrew Bible, etc. as it applies to the 21st Century Brew Theology alliance that is in the "works" (fermenter)... Enjoy! Don't forget to share this hopilicious brew with your friends and fam.

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Free Will vs. Determinism - Episode 4


You walk into the brewery looking forward to another evening of stimulating god-talk and a delicious beer. After saying hello to fellow Pub Theologians you make your way to the bar to order. After looking over the choices (Imperial stout or the IPA?) you decide on the stout. You think that you have made the choice free from any internal or external agent and that you could have chosen the IPA instead. But have you? Where do your thoughts lie regarding free will?  Where do these beliefs come from?  
Your religious upbringing?  

A feeling of having free will? 

Or...?

In Episode 4, Ryan invites his friends, Peter, Monica, Dan & Daniel to the table... Was this crew determined to be together, or did they choose it? That's still debate... Enjoy & share the brew!

Notes & resources, below.

Follow & "Like" Brew Theology on Facebook & Instagram (@brewtheology) & Twitter (@brew_theology). The Brew Theology website is under construction... coming soon! Here's what's coming. Read HERE! & check out the additional Brew Theology brand (via coffee & tea) HERE! Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, contact Ryan Miller: ryan[at]brewtheology[dot]org

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Things to read/watch:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/what-neuroscience-says-about-free-will/

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-free-will/480750/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/proceed-your-own-risk/201311/do-we-have-free-will

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/is-neuroscience-the-death-of-free-will/?_r=0

http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1187&context=dlj

https://www.closertotruth.com/series/big-questions-free-will

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJtP0Ep1_ds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCGtkDzELAI

 

Transgender, with special guest Paula Williams - Episode 3


Why do you think so much of the population finds transgender people to be, in some way, threatening?  Is it because of a lack of understanding, or is something else at play? In this episode of Brew Theology, Ryan Miller and some Denver friends (Craig Broek, Liz, Wolfert, Stef Madison & Meghan Ramirez) sit down with special guest, Paula Williams, and talk about all things, "transgender." Put in your earbuds, crank up the volume, and get ready to brew theology, my friends.*

To contact Paula and read her zesty material, check out her website.

 

Introducing Brew Theology - Episode 1


In Episode 1, Ryan Miller gives a brief history of Denver Pub Theology, shares some of his heart along with some easy "How To's" - the 1, 2, 3's -  to other spiritual communities who may want to brew some theology and get a cool and highly relevant pub gig going on their turf in the days, weeks & months ahead... Cheers!*

*Topical DPT episodes coming soon with Denver Pub Theologians...