Posted on 19-11-2008
Filed Under (emergent, Theology) by Brad

The Religion and Postmodernism conference next year is The Politics of Love

A group of us from Texas are going – if you are planning to attend – let me know and we will plan to hang out some evening! We are planning on renting a House on Lake Oneida – it should be fun! Marion, Moosa, deVries, Westphal, Caputo and maybe even Driscoll (he owes me after cussing at my congregation in the 90’s) The irony is – Driscoll is the one who introduced me to Caputo with a copy of the fabulous book God, the Gift and Postmodernism

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Posted on 19-11-2008
Filed Under (Bible, emergent, Theology) by Brad

Pete Rollins was in town over the weekend and I had a chance to hang out with him at Peyton and Lauren’s house on Saturday. It probably goes without saying – I am a big fan. You just don’t meet a lot of folks who can reference Wittgenstein, Descartes, Caputo, Westphall and Rorty in response to a question about spiritual formation. This is a shame – I think Christianity has lost it’s intellectual base. Anyway – I find his take on God very encouraging and humble. I wish there were more philosophers/theologians like him.

The big surprise to me is that he talks very fast. I guess it is not unusual for an Irish man to talk fast, but it is hard to absorb a lot of the ideas in one sitting. The good news (for me) I got to hear him twice (once at Peyton and Lauren’s and the other at Journey )

Some Advice – if you get a chance to spend some time with Pete – find out where his next stop is!

Thanks Pete for what you are doing!

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