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

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. 

P.S. Purchase some Brew Theology swag at https://teespring.com/brewtheology

... Don't forget to share the hopilicious brew, friends!

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.

Check out Brew Theology on social media: Follow on FacebookInstagram,  Twitter. The website is under construction.

Want some sweet Brew Theology Swag? Purchase some, HERE, along with the coffee/ tea addition, HERE!

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.

 

Feminism & Unconscious Bias - Episode 2


Statistics show that when women and men interview for the same job blindly and asked for extra compensation or bonuses; when the interviewers find out their gender “they were 28 percent less interested in hiring the female candidate. They also judged her as 27 percent less likable.”

The challenge when confronting these biases is that the more we know other people have them, the less likely we are to try to change them in ourselves. When we find out other people have biases too, changing ourselves doesn’t almost seem so important. We are seeing this response in children as they are watching abuse go mainstream in the election. (Like current concerns with kids as they watch Donald Trump.) Other studies show that these biases are so entrenched that as the number of women in a profession grows, the compensation goes down - after all, if a woman can do it, it can’t be that complicated or important, can it? 

Change begins with us...

In Episode 2 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Denver pub theologians, Liz Wolfert, Meghan Ramirez, Alex Mikulas and Janel Apps Ramsey along with Ryan Miller dive into this relevant and hot topic. 

 

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...