BrainStorming


How do we embrace the best of the past while fully living in the present? This is especially important as religious communities.  This Sunday I would like to brainstorm a fun concept called ‘metaModernity’. You can listen to the interview here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/lene-andersen-metamodernity-meaning-and-hope-in-a-complex-world-nordic-bildung-2019 If you don’t get a chance to listen to that podcast, you will...

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This week at BrainStorming we will tackle a controversial article from ‘The Weekly Shift’. Be forewarned: It is not written in our preferred generous and gracious tone. The subtitle is, “Six ways conservative theology undercuts the teachings of Jesus.”  It will, however, give us plenty to talk about. You can find the article here: https://weeklysift.com/2022/03/14/how-did-christianity-become-so-toxic/ Join in...

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For this Sunday’s BrainStorm please listen to the podcast about “Conspiracies Culture Wars & Conflict”. It is a fascinating conversation that will give us lots to talk about! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/jon-ronson-and-david-baddiel-on-conspiracies-culture/id708371900?i=1000553739094 Join the Zoom at 9:30 am and come caffeinated and opinionated.

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St. Patrick BrainStorm


Posted By on Mar 10, 2022

This Sunday (March 13) let’s BrainStorm about the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day … and then I want to tie it in to a note that my friend Tony wrote after looking for a church to attend. Read the article about St. Patrick’s life: https://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/2019/3/12/a-brief-theology-of-st-patricks-day Here is another great article in Baltimore Magazine: The Real Story Tops The Myth...

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At BrainStorming this Sunday (9:30 am) let’s talk about this article from ‘Wired’ magazine about the dystopian future that is so prevalent in ads like the ones that aired during the Super Bowl. https://www.wired.com/story/super-bowl-ads-dystopia/ I will also be referencing this podcast episode of “The War On Cars” which reviewed all of the car commercials. Bonus: it includes every ad on YouTube in case...

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Public Joy: BrainStorming Feb 27


Posted By on Feb 23, 2022

We need ‘Public Joy’ so much these days. Check out this article before Sunday morning and then come to BrainStorming (BS w/ Bo) to talk about it. https://comment.org/subverting-two-pocket-thinking-with-public-joy/?mc_cid=4a526fddc5&mc_eid=7ebaf40c9d SUBVERTING TWO-POCKET THINKING WITH PUBLIC JOY Recently Tim Soerens wrote an article for Comment explaining why our economic imagination needs a new goal. So often we...

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