Can philosophy, scripture, science, and theology come together to help you wrestle with the divine?
A Four-Week Boot-Camp of Divine Encounters
What the Class Includes:
11 Lectures from scholars across academic disciplines (given initially at Theology Beer Camp)
4 Live Q&A Sessions with some of your favorite scholars and “God-pod” podcast hosts
Access to a private online community for discussion and processing the lectures
Access to a collection of curated resources for personal discovery and growth
About the Class:
Many of us struggle to make sense of our experiences of God as both our external world and internal identities experience apocalyptic-levels of change. But if there’s to be a role for belief in this complicated contemporary age, its relevance will emerge from people who can testify to some sincere and transformative encounter with the divine.
Join us for this 4-week class. It will be a robust exploration of how the tools of theology, science, philosophy, and theology help us discern meaning from divine encounters. We’ll discuss God-experiences as mediated through faith communities, the mind, nature, the Bible, psychedelics, and more. And we’ll do all this with an eye towards the future, exploring the range of possibilities for how a lived-theology could express itself in the world.
This will be the Theology Beer Camp online experience. If you weren’t able to join us in Raleigh, NC in Oct ‘22, you’ll be able to have the virtual experience through this class, with access to all of the event keynotes, along with other never-before-released bonus material.
Questions Driving the Class:
How should we engage God through scripture beyond the demands of certain, final, and universal answers?
How can the scientific accounts of religious experience become tools for spiritual growth?
Where do we go in a world struggling for survival and liberation to encounter the divine?
How can we move beyond toxic religion and bad theology?
What is the good life? How can the struggle of faith help?
Tripp Fuller just moved back to North Carolina after three years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of Edinburgh. He recently released Divine Self-Investment: a Constructive Open and Relational Christology, the first book in the Studies in Open and Relational Theology series. For over 14 years Tripp has been doing the Homebrewed Christianity podcast where he interviews different scholars about their work so you can get nerdy in traffic, on the treadmill, or doing the dishes. Last year it had over 4.5 million downloads. It also inspired a book series with Fortress Press called the Homebrewed Christianity Guides to... topics like God, Jesus, Spirit, Church History, etc. Tripp is a very committed and (some of his friends think overly ) engaged Lakers fan and takes Star Wars and Lord of the Rings very seriously.
Sarey Martin Concepción
Sarey Martin Concepción is a writer, podcast producer, and filmmaker with roots in L.A. and Portland, OR. She has an MA in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary and works as communications director for Blueprint 1543, which cultivates integration between theology and the psychological sciences. Currently, she’s in preproduction on a feminist, sci-fi short film (winemakermovie.com). Prior to pursuing independent fiction and nonfiction projects, she worked for 10 years as part of Rob Zombie’s production and management team. More at secretartproject.com.
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When does the class meet?
The class is asynchronous and you can participate fully without being present at any specific time. The weekly streaming session will take place on Sundays at 9pm ET
How do I get access to the class content?
The complete class content collection will be available on the password-protected resource page. The downloadable audio and video of each session will be uploaded there and available for at least a year.
What happens after I sign up?
The email you enter when signing up will receive an email from tripp[at]homebrewedchristianity[dot]com. The email will include access to the resource page, details on how to join the class Facebook group, and more.
Do I have to have Facebook?
No. Facebook is not required to participate, but an additional way to connect with other class members and interact throughout the class.