Youth Camp Junkie Nostalgia at Camp Manna – Christian Article

Trigger warning: this episode contains lots of stories about Evangelical youth camp experiences Tripp sat down with the people behind the new movie, Camp Manna, producer Evan Koons, writer/director Eric Machiela, and writer/director Eric Scott Johnson. Camp Manna, which comes out June 5th, is about Ian Fletcher, a “nonbeliever”, who is shipped off to a backwoods Christian camp, where he is forced to compete in (and survive) a Biblically-themed Olympiad known as the God Games. They explain why they made the…

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Questions for Liberation with Jen Hatmaker – Christian Article

Jen Hatmaker – blogger, speaker, author, and Austin church planter – is on the podcast as part of our Wild Goose Festival preview. In this episode, you’ll hear about Jen’s experience of faith growing up conservative, becoming more progressive, being an LGBTQ advocate, becoming a parent and not wanting to pass on a version of faith that is problematic, and what it was like to figure this out in public. What does good friendship look like for those who are…

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Re-imagining the Prophetic Norm with Robyn Henderson-Espinoza – Christian Article

Tripp and activist theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza are getting ready for Wild Goose Festival, and #TheologyBeerCamp and luring your to come to both in this episode. Click here to learn more about the Justice camp pre-event for Wild Goose that Robyn is hosting. In this episode, Robyn shares their take on the Wild Goose Festival, some updates about the Activist Theology book a preview on what they’ve been writing, the heresy of slaveholder Christianity, and re-imagining the prophetic norm for Christianity. How…

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What’s the Point of Christianity? w/ Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: In the past 3 years I’ve become more committed as a christian and more progressive politically. I just don’t understand the outrage cultural online among progressive Christians where we eat our own. How can we do…

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Christian Parenting without Baggage? with Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: How do you share your faith with your children with less baggage then you had? What is the role of the community and extended family in this process? Brian and Tripp talk about figuring out a curriculum…

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The 3 Best (and Worst) Theological Ideas with Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: what are the 3 best and worst theological ideas you’re thinking about today? Brian shares his three (total depravity/original sin; literal/inerrant interpretations of scripture; that humans are separate from creation) and asks Tripp an important question. Plus,…

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Jesus Rode A Dinosaur LIVE with Science Mike – Christian Article

This is a live podcast from the Jesus Rode a Dinosaur: Talking to Youth about Faith in a Scientific Age conference with Science Mike. Science Mike cuts right to the chase and asks Tripp some important questions about theology: How is theology even a thing? How does one know what is a right or good theological framework? Then they chat about the ways in which the Enlightenment ruined theology, why valuing beauty is the most appropriate place to begin doing theology, the two…

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Are We in the Midst of a Cold Civil War? with Scott Paeth – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including: how would you make the best possible case, as a Christian, for supporting Donald Trump? Scott explains under what circumstances it is preferable to support Trump, discusses how an ethicist look…

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The Prophetic Life of the Spirit with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – Christian Article

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is on the podcast to talk about her new book, The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit: Hand-Raisers, Han, and the Holy Ghost. Grace and Tripp talk about why we need a book about the Holy Spirit, how it is an often neglected aspect of God, her work not just in academia, but as an activist, the need for more professors to get out of the classroom, and the role of the Spirit in activism. Grace explains…

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The Affinities Between Marxism and Christianity with Scott Paeth – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including: what is gained by engaging with Karl Marx if you’re a Christian? Scott and Tripp discuss the affinities between Marxism and Christianity, how capitalism is contrary to Christian values, how Marxism…

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Theology Beer Camp Preview with Nathan Gilmour – Christian Article

Nathan Gilmour, from the Christian Humanist podcast, joins Tripp for a taste of what to expect at Theology Beer Camp in Asheville, NC this August 16-18. There, you’ll get to see the East Coast premiere of The Road to Edmond. If for some reason you can’t come to the entire Theology Beer Camp, you can still come see the movie premiere on August 17th from 7-10pm at Habitat Brewing Co. Get Tickets here. In this episode, Tripp and Nathan talk about…

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The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump – Christian Article

In this episode, Christian and Amy ask why white Evangelicals support Trump in such big numbers. As much as 77% of white Evangelicals support Trump. Why do they continue to support him? Do progressives share anything with Evangelicals besides the name Christian? They talk about the moral compromise and rationalization of supporting Trump, the perceived loss of (white) identity, support for a populist movement, and comfort with a patriarchal order. Plus, and update and continuation from the last episode on…

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Game of Thrones and Professional Podcasting – Christian Article

WINTER IS COMING!  A. Ron of the Bald Move is on the podcast talking podcasting, online community, and Game of Thrones (GOT). It is fun. Not only is A. Ron host of my favorite GOT podcast, but he recently put out a two volume exploration of the religions of GOT. George R.R. Martin, author of GOT, recognized that many fantasy works (like LOTR) may explore religious themes, but they rarely have a rich tapestry of religious life. That is not a…

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Baseball, Beer, Pizza, and other divine things from Chicago – Christian Article

April 8, 2019 by Tripp Fuller This summer I am going on a baseball pilgrimage to Chicago with my friends at Point Above. When they approached me about sponsoring the podcast I clicked over to check out the trip and immediately knew two things: 1) I wanted to go and 2) If this trip is for you, then you will know it that quickly. I responded and got a chance to talk with Herb about the trip. I am definitely…

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Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville – Christian Article

August 16, 2018 by Deacon Piatt It’s been a year since the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville took place. What has happened since then? Amy and Christian Piatt reflect on the impact of last year’s events, consider the recent “Unite the Right 2” rally in DC and consider MSNBC’s recent “Breaking Hate” special featuring former Hammerskin Nation leader and friend of the show, Christian Picciolini. Christian interviews Clive Thompson, writer for Wired Magazine, about his recent article about…

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