Episode 90: “The Future is Female” with Jersey Brew Theology

July 16, 2018

Nate Nakao from Jersey Brew Theology hosts this 90th episode of the Brew Theology Podcast titled, "The Future is Female." Our panelists are Michelle Picard (Metropolitan Riveters Defender), Diana Gonzalez (Deputy Secretary for the Office of Higher Education in the State of NJ), and Ann Ralosky (Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Montclair, NJ). Note: The opinions expressed herein are the personal opinions of the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect that of the entities by which they are employed.

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Brew Theology will be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Episode 89: Homelessness with Terese Howard and Benjamin Dunning - Part 2

July 7, 2018

Part Two!!!

"Homelessness & the Free Haircut"... with Benjamin Dunning and Terese Howard, co-founders of Denver Homeless Out Loud, are brewing some relevant goodness on episode 88 (part 2 of 2). Benjamin and Terese talk about homelessness in the Mile High City. They discuss ways in which society "helps" the homeless, and how these acts of service so often do not address real, pressing needs. What good is a free haircut when the real jobs and the affordable homes are mostly unattainable? Benjamin and Terese speak about the difference between a meal for a day and a well paying job. Nobody brings jobs to the homeless community, but you can find a lot of job training programs for jobs that don't pay well. So what does this mean regarding our compassion towards each other when we bring aid that does not address real needs? And how can we identify real needs and truly meet them? The answers are pretty simple, and yet most Americans don't think about the healthier ways to tangibly help the poorest of poor in our country.

If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 25 % off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Special thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor

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Episode 88: Homelessness with Benjamin Dunning & Terese Howard

June 25, 2018

"Homelessness & the Free Haircut"... with Benjamin Dunning and Terese Howard, co-founders of Denver Homeless Out Loud, are brewing some relevant goodness on episode 88 (part 1 of 2). Benjamin and Terese talk about homelessness in the Mile High City. They discuss ways in which society "helps" the homeless, and how these acts of service so often do not address real, pressing needs. Janel and Ryan ask them about the myths and counter-myths of homelessness; Benjamin and Terese speak about the difference between a meal for a day and a well paying job. Nobody brings jobs to the homeless community, but you can find a lot of job training programs for jobs that don't pay well. So what does this mean regarding our compassion towards each other when we bring aid that does not address real needs? And how can we identify real needs and truly meet them?

If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 25 % off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Episode 87: Exploring Paradox in the Religious & Secular World - Part 2

June 19, 2018

Ready for Part 2?!

“Next to a church profaned by its exclusion of otherness, a city of true diversity is a cathedral. Next to a Christian eclipsed by theological arrogance, an honest atheist shines like the sun". Quaker author Parker Palmer in his book, The Promise of Paradox, asks What sometimes causes such arrogance in a religion (Christianity) named for one who proclaimed, the meek shall inherit the earth? It is not unusual for discouraged or defeated modern Christians to look for light in the secular world when their Christian church community twists theology into dark esclusivity. Rob Carroll, Leah Brite & Matthieu Caldwell join Janel and Ryan in this discussion (part 2 of 2). Ryan's mother, Nancy Miller, joins the podcast as well. We'll discuss paradoxes in religion and the secular world which help those of us "searching" find more transcendent truth in our lives. Let's brew!

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If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 25 % off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Brew Theology swag HERE. T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, V-neck's, women's, etc. all in multiple colors

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Special thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor

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Episode 86: Exploring Paradox in the Religious & Secular World - Part 1

June 11, 2018

“Next to a church profaned by its exclusion of otherness, a city of true diversity is a cathedral. Next to a Christian eclipsed by theological arrogance, an honest atheist shines like the sun". Quaker author Parker Palmer in his book, The Promise of Paradox, asks What sometimes causes such arrogance in a religion (Christianity) named for one who proclaimed, the meek shall inherit the earth? It is not unusual for discouraged or defeated modern Christians to look for light in the secular world when their Christian church community twists theology into dark exclusivity. Rob Carroll, Leah Brite & Matthieu Caldwell join Janel and Ryan in this discussion (part 1 of 2). Ryan's mother, Nancy Miller, joins the podcast as well. We'll discuss paradoxes in religion and the secular world which help those of us "searching" find more transcendent truth in our lives. Let's brew!

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If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 25 % off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Brew Theology swag HERE. T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, V-neck's, women's, etc. all in multiple colors

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Special thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor

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Episode 85: Prison Reform with Christie Donner - Part 2

June 4, 2018

Part DEUX!

Everything is theological... including this relevant topic: Transforming Safety: An alternative to mass incarceration through community engagement with Christie Donner (Executive Director for Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition). Ryan, Janel, Elizabeth and Randy have a phenomenal conversation on episode 85 (part 2) of the Brew Theology Podcast. 

After thirty years of a "get tough" approach to crime that has fueled unprecedented levels of incarceration, communities most impacted both by higher rates of victimization and criminal justice involvement have seen little to no improvement; in fact, by many metrics these communities face even more problems. This discussion offers a different perspective on how to approach public safety that advocates for a larger role for community-based and community-led safety efforts through a discussion of two bills enacted by the Colorado legislature that were drafted and successfully lobbied by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, including HB 17-1326 which created and funded a crime prevention pilot in North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs and HB18-1326 that funded community reentry programs to help people leaving prison.

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If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 25 % off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Campwith Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Brew Theology swag HERE. T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, V-neck's, women's, etc. all in multiple colors

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Special thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor

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Episode 84: Prison Reform with Christie Donner - Part 1

May 28, 2018

Everything is theological... including this relevant topic: Transforming Safety: An alternative to mass incarceration through community engagement with Christie Donner (Executive Director for Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition). Ryan, Janel, Elizabeth and Randy have a phenomenal conversation on episode 84 (part 1) and episode 85 (part 2) of the Brew Theology Podcast. 

After thirty years of a "get tough" approach to crime that has fueled unprecedented levels of incarceration, communities most impacted both by higher rates of victimization and criminal justice involvement have seen little to no improvement; in fact, by many metrics these communities face even more problems. This discussion offers a different perspective on how to approach public safety that advocates for a larger role for community-based and community-led safety efforts through a discussion of two bills enacted by the Colorado legislature that were drafted and successfully lobbied by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, including HB 17-1326 which created and funded a crime prevention pilot in North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs and HB18-1326 that funded community reentry programs to help people leaving prison.

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If you are a fan of 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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We are headed back to the Wild Goose Festival on July 12-15. Brew Theology will have a booth on the main road, we'll be on the GooseCast stage for a Happy Hour special on Satuday night, and we'll be doing an interactive BT demo... Join us. Get 20% off with the promo code GOOSECAST18 (thank us later over a beer!).

Guess what? We'll be back in North Carolina for another Theology Beer Camp with Homebrewed Christianity on Aug. 16-18. We'll kick off the event with a full day, pre-game session at Habitat Brewery. Get your tix HERE. PM us on Instagram, Twitter or FB to get a discount promo code for the 3 day event.

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Brew Theology swag HERE. T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, V-neck's, women's, etc. all in multiple colors

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Special thanks to Dan Rosado, our BT editor

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Episode 83: Religionless Christianity - Part 2

May 21, 2018

Part 2!

Do you ever hear people saying, “I love Jesus, but not religion!”? We live in a spiritual, but not religious society, and it’s showing as we have seen a steep decline in church attendance throughout the decades, specifically from ages 22-35 (Millenials!). In Episode 83 (Part 2 of 2), we (Janel, Ryan, Andy, Kelly, Eric and Rob) hash out paradoxical ecclesiology (study of the church), channeling 20th C. practical theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. What does it mean to have a religion-less community of faith? Let’s brew!

If you are a fan of 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! 

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Episode 82: Religionless Christianity (Part 1)

May 14, 2018

Do you ever hear people saying, “I love Jesus, but not religion!”? We live in a spiritual, but not religious society, and it’s showing as we have seen a steep decline in church attendance throughout the decades, specifically from ages 22-35 (Millenials!). In Episode 82 (Part 1 of 2), we (Janel, Ryan, Andy, Kelly, Eric and Rob) hash out paradoxical ecclesiology (study of the church), channeling 20th C. practical theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. What does it mean to have a religion-less community of faith? Let’s brew!

If you are a fan of 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! 

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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Brew Theology swag HERE. T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, V-neck's, women's, etc. all in multiple colors

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Episode 81: “Frontiers in Womanism: Quareing The Approach” with Dr. Jennifer Leath - Part 2

May 7, 2018

PART 2!!! Join Brew Theology again on episode 81 (Part 2 of 2) when Ryan, Janel and Piper continue having a liberating and refreshing conversation with Dr. *Jennifer S. Leath from Iliff School of Theology. The topic: Frontiers in Womanism: Quareing The Approach!

If you are a fan of 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! 

If you'd like to support Brew Theology head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org and click on the Donate button. Wanna become a local partner and join the movement in your city/ town? 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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*Jennifer S. Leath joined the Iliff faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of religion and social justice. Leath’s research concentrates on the intersection of sexualities and religions in sacred communities and spaces of African Diaspora. Her scholarship also engages the intersection of Afro-Diasporic women’s spiritualities and social activism. Bridging concerns of religious ethics and African American studies, much of her current writing and teaching focuses on the sexual ethics and economies of historically Black churches and Afro-Diasporic religion in the United States.

Committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, Leath is preparing her first monograph, “Childcare Activists: Reframing Afro-Diasporic Faith from the Home to the Streets,” which actively engages the intersection of the spiritualities, activism, and secular childcare work of Afro-Diasporic women in the United States. She has also begun work on a second monograph, titled “From Black to Quare (and then) to Where: Ethical Trajectories of Black Sexualities.”

Professor Leath’s other research and teaching interests include the metaphysics of womanism, African and Afro-Diasporic approaches to sexualities in political economies, ecumenisms of the “global south,” the intersections of Buddhist and womanist thought, and interdisciplinary approaches to interreligious dialogue. Prior to joining Iliff’s faculty, Dr. Leath was a 2014-15 research associate and visiting lecturer at Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program. She also helped to establish the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics & Social Justice at Columbia University, working as the assistant director of research after completing her doctoral work. In addition to her research, she is an active member of various academic communities, including the Society for the Study of Black Religion, the American Academy of the Religion, and the Society for Christian Ethics.

Dr. Leath is also an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where she has served as pastor in White Plains, New York and in Media, Pennsylvania, and she has served as an associate pastor at churches in Philadelphia, New York, and New England.

B. A., Harvard University
M.Div, Union Theological Seminary
M.A., Yale University
M. Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

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