Episode 52: Power of Proximity Part 1 with Michelle Warren

September 18, 2017

"We can see evidence of injustice all around us, whether in continuing incidents of racial inequality or in the systemic forces that disenfranchise people and perpetuate poverty. It's important to learn about the world's inequities and to be a voice for the voiceless any way we can. But in an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren knows what is needed. She and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." This makes all the difference in facing and overcoming injustice. When we build relationships where we live, we discover the complexities of standing with the vulnerable and the commitment needed for long-term change. Proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all. Move beyond awareness and experience the power of proximity." - Michelle Warren* (Power of Proxmity)

This is Part 1 of 2 with Michelle Warren talking about her latest book, Power of Proxmity. Janel, Ken, Rob and Ryan had a great time recording this show with Michelle. Enjoy episode #52 of the Brew Theology Podcast...  & cheers, friends!

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*Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the advocacy and policy engagement director for the Christian Community Development Association. She is an immigration, education, and human service policy specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary. With over twenty years experience working in Christian community development, Michelle is a part of the national Evangelical Immigration Table and helps consult for the National Immigration Forum. She is a founding staff member of Open Door Ministries, a large community development corporation. Michelle, her husband, David, and their three children live in an immigrant neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.

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Episode 51: Mormonism: Golden Plates, Eternal Marriage, Planets & Holy Undies

September 11, 2017

Thanks to Meghan Ramirez, one of our regulars who practiced the LDS religion for many years, studied at BYU and was at one time, a Mormon missionary! Meghan provided the notes, questions and resources, and we applaud her courage to brew theology in love every week in the pubs. She's great in this conversational episode, #51! Enjoy & cheers, friends!

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Episode 50: Culture, Worldview & Difference with Dr. Tink Tinker

September 3, 2017

Episode 50 of the Brew Theology Podcast features Dr. Tink Tinker, Ph.D. (wazhazhe/Osage Nation)
Baldridge Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions - Iliff School of Theology. After this episode, I encourage you to sit down with some friends and talk about the following quesitons (in a pub would be nice!). What is the difference Tinker posits between worldview and ideology? How then would each of these impact the development of language in a socio-political whole? Are people really able to choose their worldview? Or are they really only choosing between ideologies (without demeaning the importance of this later)? How big is the range of “difference” within what Tinker identifies as the euro-christian worldview? Is it possible for two disparate worldviews to find an amicable balance within any given socio-political whole? Have we not often enough found it difficult enough for differing ideologies to live side by side? Say marxism and euro-christian, democratic capitalism? If the choice is between an up-down hierarchical schema of reality and the collateral-egalitarian model Tinker identifies as the traditional Native model, what might be the benefits of each? The benefits of the colonialist model for Native communities? The benefits of the egalitarian model for White settler folk? How does one determine “truth” when it comes to determining whose worldview ought to dominate a socio-political whole? Finally, what then is God?

This is a great episode, and we are proud to send it to your earbuds, friends.

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Episode 49: Peter Rollins & Tripp Fuller #TheologyBeerCamp Pregame!

August 28, 2017

LIVE at Grandma's House Brewery, the Denver Brew Theology community kicked off a #TheologyBeerCamp pregame special with Peter Rollins and Tripp Fuller. Enjoy Episode 49 of the Brew Theology Podcast, friends! It's a fun one.

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Episode 48: Mental Health - The Elephant In Every Room - Part 2

August 21, 2017

Part 2... Go to a pub, and take a look around the room. Take it in. What do you see? Do you see the young professional so saturated in fear and worry that they are terrified of being found out as a fraud just like their mind has always said they were?  Can you spot the functional alcoholic so desperate for relief from the weight of hopelessness and depression that they are deciding if this is the night that they end it all? What about the social outcast trying to interact with a group of acquaintances and missing every social cue getting eye-rolls and hushed comments about how odd they are?

Though you may not notice any obvious tells, the reality is that they, and many others, are there struggling with their own mental health conditions. Mental Health America (MHA) reports that 1 in 5 adults in America have a mental health condition, over 40 million people. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that number rises to over 300 million people worldwide. In addition, over half of those Americans with conditions have not received treatment. On Episode 48 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Shane, Janel, Baird, Christina & Jeff continue their conversation: Mental Health (Part 2)!

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Episode 47: Mental Health - The Elephant In Every Room - Pt. 1

August 14, 2017

Go to a pub, and take a look around the room. Take it in. What do you see? Do you see the young professional so saturated in fear and worry that they are terrified of being found out as a fraud just like their mind has always said they were?  Can you spot the functional alcoholic so desperate for relief from the weight of hopelessness and depression that they are deciding if this is the night that they end it all? What about the social outcast trying to interact with a group of acquaintances and missing every social cue getting eye-rolls and hushed comments about how odd they are?

Though you may not notice any obvious tells, the reality is that they, and many others, are there struggling with their own mental health conditions. Mental Health America (MHA) reports that 1 in 5 adults in America have a mental health condition, over 40 million people. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that number rises to over 300 million people worldwide. In addition, over half of those Americans with conditions have not received treatment. On Episode 47 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Shane, Janel, Baird, Christina & Jeff brew up the relevant topic: Mental Health (Part 1)!

If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes, etc. 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.

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Episode 46: Wild Goose Main Street Interviews

July 31, 2017

What's your favorite brew?

Most influential theologian?

What is the most critical theological issue today?

On Episode 46 of the Brew Theology Podcast, we recorded mini LIVE interviews from the Wild Goose Festival at our BT tent and along the Main "Street." Ryan Miller, Janel Apps Ramsey and Andy Millman talk to Tripp Fuller, Nathan Welch, Bart Patton, Brian Spears, Bridget Blinn-Spears, Christian Piatt, Michael Waters, Steve Knight, Vanna Fox, Kimberly Braun, Vince Anderson & Micky ScottBey Jones.

If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes, etc. and give BT a brewtastic review! Note: The audio quality is not stellar on this episode due to the background noise/ conversations, but it makes it more real to the Goose world. However, it's still a very solid episode, and it was a ton of fun! to hang with these great thinkers and activists.

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@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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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 loved the The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16, and enjoyed meeting so many of you there. Can't wait for next year. We'll be back next year to #BrewTheology with new ideas. 

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Episode 45: Live at The Wild Goose Festival - Brew Theology, Pluralism & Stories!

July 25, 2017

On Episode 45 of the Brew Theology Podcast, we recorded LIVE from the Wild Goose Festival in the Goose Cast Tent. Ryan Miller, Janel Apps Ramsey, Shane Oram and Andy Millman tell their stories, talk about Brew Theology and invite some guests from the audience on stage to record a short episode on pluralism. The hot, humid rain visited us during this show too. If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review! Note: The audio quality is not stellar on this episode due to the crazy rain and background noise. However, it's still a solid episode, and it's a ton of fun!

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@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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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 loved the The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC on July 13-16, and enjoyed meeting so many of you there. Can't wait for next yera. We'll be back next year to #BrewTheology with new ideas. 

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Thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor, for creating the content for this episode. Harvard's Diana L. Ecks' work is mentioned on this show. You can find her work at www.pluralism.org.

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Episode 44: Immigration with Dr. Miguel De La Torre

July 3, 2017

What religious considerations should inform the current immigration discussion? Are you ready for leading liberation theologian, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff Seminary to brew some rad theology? In Episode 44 of the Brew Theology Podcast Janel, Liz, Kyle, Ryan & Stef get to talk with Dr. Miguel De La Torre on the US Immigration Crisis, and what De La Torre calls an ethics toward place. Miguel is on Episode 8 as well. Back in Episode 8, Dr. De La Torre speaks about his theology of hopelessness, and "para joder" (Spanish for "screwing with"). This show (#44) is brought to you by Beryl's Beer Company, another sponsor for the upcomong #TheologyBeerCamp in the Mile High City - Summer '17! If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review! 

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@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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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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Amazon Links to De La Torre books. Follow all things Miguel HERE.

https://www.amazon.com/Miguel-A.-De-La-Torre/e/B001JOTRLE

 

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Episode 43: Gifts of Imperfection

June 26, 2017

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we be able to discover the infinite power of our light.” - Dr. Brene Brown

Brene Brown's 2010 TED talk, "The Power of Vulnerability," is one of the 10 most viewed TED talks online. Brown stumbled into the idea of Wholehearted living as part of her social research on how shame impacts the way people live. She experienced what she refers to as her breakdown/ spiritual awakening. 

In Episode 43 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Ryan, Janel, Meghan, Robb & Stef dive into some vulnerable dialogue dealing with courage, compassion and connection. What does it look like to cultivate a life of authenticity, self-compassion, a resilient spirit, gratitude and joy, intuition and trusting faith, calmness/ stillness, and meaningful work along with laughter, song and dance?

This show is brought to you by Call To Arms Brewing Company. If you dig this episode and/or other Brew Theology shows, give this episode a share on the interwebs, rate Brew Theology on iTunes and give BT a brewtastic review! 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@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtholeogy.org.

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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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*If you have time to do only one thing to prep for this podcast discussion, please watch the following talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

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