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Episode 127: Gnosticism with Rev. Mark Donato - Part 2

Episode 127: Gnosticism with Rev. Mark Donato - Part 2

June 5, 2019

Get excited for round 2 with Rev. Brother Mark Donato on episode 127 (part 2).

Gnosticism is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy.
--Excerpt from “The Gnostic Worldview: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism” by +Dr. Stephan Hoeller

*Rev. Donato is the prior (administrator and mentor) of the Oblates (lay monks) of the Order of Saint John, the monastic side of the Apostolic Johannite Church. He left the Episcopal Church he grew up in for Buddhism, first Tibetan and later Thai Theravada, for 20 years. Although Buddhism still informs much of Mark’s theology and practice, he moved toward his Christian roots and found Gnosticism. For the past 8 years, Mark has been studying and practicing Gnostic Christianity and was ordained as prior of religious orders in 2016.

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Episode 126: Gnosticism with Rev. Mark Donato - Part 1

Episode 126: Gnosticism with Rev. Mark Donato - Part 1

May 25, 2019

Get hopped up for Rev. Brother Mark Donato on episode 126 (part 1). Let's brew up some Gnosis!

Gnosticism is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy.
--Excerpt from “The Gnostic Worldview: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism” by +Dr. Stephan Hoeller

*Rev. Donato is the prior (administrator and mentor) of the Oblates (lay monks) of the Order of Saint John, the monastic side of the Apostolic Johannite Church. He left the Episcopal Church he grew up in for Buddhism, first Tibetan and later Thai Theravada, for 20 years. Although Buddhism still informs much of Mark’s theology and practice, he moved toward his Christian roots and found Gnosticism. For the past 8 years, Mark has been studying and practicing Gnostic Christianity and was ordained as prior of religious orders in 2016.

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 and give BT a brewtastic review! Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to learn more, and/or become a local partner, sponsor and financial contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtheology.org.

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Episode 125: Deep Ecumenism with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Part 2

Episode 125: Deep Ecumenism with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Part 2

May 16, 2019

Tune in for some more Deep Ecumenism with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav in this 2-part Brew Theology Podcast. Deep Ecumenism, a term coined by Fr. Matthew Fox and carried forward by his friend Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z’l), is so much more than “interfaith dialogue.” “Dialogue” is good and nice, and perhaps so much safer than deep engagement or encounter with another faith path. But today we are called to more than just tolerance or positive relationship or even understanding. We are called to stretch to the possible experience of the Divine even in other faith traditions. When we can do that, we will know we have touched the Source.

This is the 2nd time for Rabbi Steve to join the BT community. He was with us back in 2016 (episodes 17 & 18 of the Brew Theology Podcasts), and we look forward to having him again... 

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 and give BT a brewtastic review! Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to learn more, and/or become a local partner, sponsor and financial contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtheology.org.

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Episode 124: “Deep Ecumenism” with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Part 1

Episode 124: “Deep Ecumenism” with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav - Part 1

May 9, 2019

Get ready for some deep ecumenism with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav in this 2-part Brew Theology Podcast. Deep Ecumenism, a term coined by Fr. Matthew Fox and carried forward by his friend Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z’l), is so much more than “interfaith dialogue.” “Dialogue” is good and nice, and perhaps so much safer than deep engagement or encounter with another faith path. But today we are called to more than just tolerance or positive relationship or even understanding. We are called to stretch to the possible experience of the Divine even in other faith traditions. When we can do that, we will know we have touched the Source.

This is the 2nd time for Rabbi Steve to join the BT community. He was with us back in 2016 (episodes 17 & 18 of the Brew Theology Podcasts), and we look forward to having him again... 

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 and give BT a brewtastic review! Head over to the Brew Theology website, www.brewtheology.org to learn more, and/or become a local partner, sponsor and financial contributor. Questions & inquiries about Brew Theology, the alliance/network, Denver community or podcast, contact Ryan Miller: ryan@brewtheology.org &/ or janel@brewtheology.org.

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Episode 123: Justice

Episode 123: Justice

April 29, 2019

Judicial Justice. Economic justice. Social Justice. Racial Justice. Social Justice.
Just to name a few... Let's brew theology and discuss what justice looks like in all of these contexts. Is justice achievable or is it a pipe dream? Why is it that every society and religion values justice so highly? In episode 123, JUSTICE is the topic. Enjoy.

Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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Episode 122: Bahá’í with Dr. Douglas Allen - Part 2

Episode 122: Bahá’í with Dr. Douglas Allen - Part 2

April 15, 2019

Dr. Douglas Allen (University of Denver) keeps brewing up some Bahá'í. Writing in the middle of the 19th century, Baha’u’llah, prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith wrote that “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” He exhorted his followers to “consort with people of all religions,” and revealed teachings and principles designed to promote world unity. These episodes offers a brief look at the teachings of Baha’u’llah and discusses how Baha’is are working to make world peace a reality - in their communities, countries and across the globe. Episode 102 (part 2 of 2) is all about the Bahá'í faith!

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Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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Episode 121: Bahá’í with Dr. Douglas Allen - Part 1

Episode 121: Bahá’í with Dr. Douglas Allen - Part 1

April 10, 2019

Just when you think we’ve covered every religion, our next guest (Dr. Douglas Allen from the University of Denver) brews up a brand new one for ya. Writing in the middle of the 19th century, Baha’u’llah, prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith wrote that “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” He exhorted his followers to “consort with people of all religions,” and revealed teachings and principles designed to promote world unity. These episodes offers a brief look at the teachings of Baha’u’llah and discusses how Baha’is are working to make world peace a reality - in their communities, countries and across the globe. Episode 101 is all about the Bahá'í faith!

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Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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Episode 120: Religion and Politics - Part 2

Episode 120: Religion and Politics - Part 2

April 2, 2019

Part 2! Out of Context: Religious - Political Agendas... Episode 120!

Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, The Islamic State, and Kim Jong-un. What do they have in common? They have all used religion to advance their political ideologies. We will discuss how religion has played a role in politics for centuries, and how easily religious teachings can be taken out of context to advance the personal and political agendas of individuals and groups.

Dillon Rob, Janel & Ryan continue the conversation... 

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Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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Episode 119: Religion & Politics

Episode 119: Religion & Politics

March 21, 2019

Out of Context: Religious - Political Agendas... Episode 119!

Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, The Islamic State, and Kim Jong-un. What do they have in common? They have all used religion to advance their political ideologies. We will discuss how religion has played a role in politics for centuries, and how easily religious teachings can be taken out of context to advance the personal and political agendas of individuals and groups.

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Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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Episode 118: Digital Bibles with Dr. Mark George - Part 2

Episode 118: Digital Bibles with Dr. Mark George - Part 2

March 11, 2019

Here's Part 2! Dr. Mark George, professor of Bible & Ancient Systems of Thought at Iliff School of Theology is back for a two part episode, and he's brewin’ up the relevant topic, “Digital Bibles”...

Bibles in digital formats—mobile Bible apps, websites, computer programs, and the like—are becoming more and more common. Convenience and ease of access to the Bible are, without question, benefits of the digitization of the Bible. Yet the change of medium for the Bible, from print to digital, is worth some critical consideration in order to gain some perspective on what is going on here. Digital Bibles are changing the ways people read, encounter, interpret, and understand the Bible. Is it a whole new Word or is it the end of the Word as we know it? Let’s brew...

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Next, Brew Theology presents, “ALEtruist" on Saturday, May 4 (10:30AM - 3:30AM. ALEtruist is an Interfaith Community event with a Cause over Craft beer! We'll have religious leaders form the world's prominent 6 religions... More info and tix, HERE!

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