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!

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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! 

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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!

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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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Episode 80: Frontiers in Womanism: Quareing The Approach with Dr. Jennifer Leath

April 29, 2018

Join Brew Theology on episode 80 (Part 1 of 2) when Ryan, Janel and Piper get to have 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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Episode 79: “Go To Hell!” Part 2

April 23, 2018

I don't think we've ever laughed this hard recording a BT episode! Horror meets comedy in "Go to Hell!" Part 2.

See why Janel hypothetically still thinks some toxic people deserve hell (if there is one), and why "heretical" Ryan just wants some more grace and restoration, and says, "to hell with hell"... then simply understand why it's really hard to "lose hell" due to the tribal loyalties, to speak. Check out why Diana's Buddhist tribe is more scared of the Xian conventional hell, and get down with Dillon as he lays down the real elements regarding the hereafter (in the Bible)! 

So, what is Hell? Well, see Part 1 (episode 78) for that part... Often, it is described as a fiery pit presided over by a pitchfork wielding devil who watches gleefully as capering demons torment the souls of the damned. Though this particular image stems from more Christian-oriented descriptions of Hell, the idea of Hell itself is not specific to Christianity. Many cultures and religious traditions talk about an afterlife wherein the souls of the wicked are punished for their earthly misdeeds. The threat of Hell has been used for thousands of years to encourage things such as proper social behavior and faithfulness to a particular religious tradition and while some may disregard these threats as antiquated superstition, Hell nonetheless continues to loom large in the popular imagination. Whether through Hieronymous Bosch’s nightmarish paintings the Robot Hell from Futurama or simply the use of phrases like ‘...is my personal hell’ most people have an understanding of Hell as a place of suffering.

Join Brew Theology on episode 79 (Part 2 of 2) when Ryan, Janel, Dillon and Diana continue the convo, have a bit too much fun brewing up some hell theology, and discuss the variety of viewpoints from different religious traditions.

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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Episode 78: “Go To Hell” Part 1

April 16, 2018

Go to Hell! Why does this phrase still scare or insult us? What is Hell? Often, it is described as a fiery pit presided over by a pitchfork wielding devil who watches gleefully as capering demons torment the souls of the damned. Though this particular image stems from more Christian-oriented descriptions of Hell, the idea of Hell itself is not specific to Christianity. Many cultures and religious traditions talk about an afterlife wherein the souls of the wicked are punished for their earthly misdeeds. The threat of Hell has been used for thousands of years to encourage things such as proper social behavior and faithfulness to a particular religious tradition and while some may disregard these threats as antiquated superstition, Hell nonetheless continues to loom large in the popular imagination. Whether through Hieronymous Bosch’s nightmarish paintings the Robot Hell from Futurama or simply the use of phrases like ‘...is my personal hell’ most people have an understanding of Hell as a place of suffering.

Join Brew Theology on episode 78 (Part 1 of 2) when Ryan, Janel, Dillon and Diana have a bit too much fun brewing up some hell theology, and discussing the variety of viewpoints from different religious traditions.

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! 

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 77: Unconscious Theology In Political Turmoil Part 2 with Dr. Tad DeLay

April 9, 2018

In episode 77, Ryan Janel and Dan continue the conversation with Dr. Tad DeLay (Part 1 of 2) about psychoanalysis, theology and politics. Hello "BIG OTHER" and End Times theology as well. We live in an era of turmoil, which is slowly drowning out the religious, economic, and cultural orthodoxies that pledged their allegiances to a sinking cause. Through the lens of psychoanalysis and philosophy, DeLay explores the repressed theology underwriting our social and political drive to repeat failed patterns. By examining the figures of the cynic and the fool, we will ask: why do we feel as if a big Other commands us to see the world a certain way?

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! 

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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Tad DeLay is the author of The Cynic & the Fool: the Unconscious in Theology & Politics and God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis & Theology. He holds a PhD Religion, an MA Philosophy, and an MA Theology. He teaches and lives in Denver.

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Episode 76: Unconscious Theology in Political Tension with Dr. Tad DeLay - Part 1

April 2, 2018

In episode 76, Ryan Janel and Dan interview Dr. Tad DeLay (Part 1 of 2) about psychoanalysis, theology and politics. We live in an era of turmoil, which is slowly drowning out the religious, economic, and cultural orthodoxies that pledged their allegiances to a sinking cause. Through the lens of psychoanalysis and philosophy, DeLay explores the repressed theology underwriting our social and political drive to repeat failed patterns. By examining the figures of the cynic and the fool, we will ask: why do we feel as if a big Other commands us to see the world a certain way?

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! 

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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Tad DeLay is the author of The Cynic & the Fool: the Unconscious in Theology & Politics and God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis & Theology. He holds a PhD Religion, an MA Philosophy, and an MA Theology. He teaches and lives in Denver.

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Episode 75: St. Patrick & Celtic Christianity

March 26, 2018

Whether we gaze back 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, history is fashioned from the ground up, especially within the down-to-earth Celtic monastic movement. The monks not only gave us the sacred origin of happy-go-hoppy home brewing, but they also gave the church timely disciplines and spread rich values in a time when the surrounding world needed to look a bit more like Jesus. Contrary to the popular idea of separating from the “secular” world, these ancient ascetic hermits actually fled the floundering and comprising “church” world. In episode 75, Ryan and Janel team up with Mark, Terry & Andy for a brewtastic convo about St. Patrick and Celtic Christianity! Time to raise a pint to Patrick and brew some Celtic theology!

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Episode 74: Will The Real Evangelicals Please Stand Up?! with Dr. David Buschart - Part 2

March 20, 2018

Part 2!

While the word, "evangelical," may come across as a bad word in many western circles, nobody can deny that the evangelical movement has been a powerful force within the United States on many levels throughout the years. On episode 74 of the Brew Theology Podcast, Dr. David Buschart, associate dean and professor of theology and historical studies at Denver Seminary, speaks about Evangelicals and Evangelicalism: “Who are ‘Evangelicals’ and What Do (and Don’t) They Believe”... 
· This idea is prompted by the near-blizzard of references to “evangelicals” in mainstream media during and since the presidential election season.
· In an irenic spirit, Dr. Buschart offers a description of some of the history and (more) the theological beliefs of evangelicals. Buschart brings something of “an insider’s” perspective. In the process, he describes and acknowledges the diversity within and some of the weaknesses of evangelicalism, while giving an affirmative presentation of what evangelicalism at its best—not every individual person or church—is.

This is Part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Dr. Buschart.

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*W. David Buschart (PhD, Drew University) is associate dean and professor of theology and historical studies at Denver Seminary. His most recent book (co-written with Kent Eilers) is Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church. He has also published Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality, and has published a number of articles, essays and book chapters and is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Evangelical Theological Society. Buschart served in the theology department at Canadian Theological Seminary from 1988 to 1998 and also served as acting dean of the faculty for one year. He was a founding member of the Research Science and Ethics Advisory Committee at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan and is also the founder of Credo Consulting, a theological consulting firm. He and his wife Nancy are active members of the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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