Speaker: Amy Brown Hughes

  • Erin Raffety – From Inclusion to Justice

    Episode: In this episode, co-host Amy Hughes speaks with Erin Raffety about her ethnographic and practical theological research into what it looks like for congregations to move away from an “inclusion” model for people with […]

  • Ted Smith – The End of Theological Education

    Episode: “We’re in the midst of an unraveling”. So argues Ted Smith about the shift in the ways that people relate and the end of theological education as it’s typically conceived. […]

  • Han-luen Kantzer Komline – Augustine and Turning Points in Christian History

    Episode: In this episode, co-host Amy Hughes talks with Han-Iuen Kantzer Komline about all things Augustine! We covered it all! Just kidding, we barely scratched the surface of everyone’s favorite […]

  • Ian McFarland – The Word Made Flesh

    Episode: (Republish) Has the Chalcedonian Definition stood the test of time and theological challenge? Ian McFarland thinks so and advocates for a “Chalcedonianism without reserve” in his newest book, The […]

  • Karen O’Donnell – The Dark Womb: Reconceiving Theology Through Reproductive Loss

    Episode: In this episode, co-host Amy Hughes talks with Karen O‘Donnell about her new book, The Dark Womb: Reconceiving Theology Through Reproductive Loss. There are books that re-evaluate or re-imagine or re-invigorate theology, and then […]

  • The Apostle’s Creed – Ben Myers and Natasha Kennedy

    In this episode we go back to theological basics. What is a creed? What is a creed for? Co-host Amy Hughes talks with Ben Myers about his book on the Apostles' Creed and it's companion children's book. We discuss what it was like to write theology for an adult audience and for children. This episode also features a short interview with the illustrator, Natasha Kennedy.

  • Chris Green – All Things Beautiful: An Aesthetic Christology

    What role does art play in the forming of our theological imagination about Christ? What does it mean to respond to the cross as witness instead of spectator? In this interview, Chris Green joins co-host Amy Hughes to talk about his new book on art, beauty, and Christology. The topics range widely from the role of story, art, and liturgy in formation to quite the discussion about Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. 

  • Sameer Yadav – Theology, Race, and the Mystical Tradition

    In this wide-ranging episode Amy Brown Hughes talks with Sameer Yadav about the 'promiscuous' nature of theology, his book The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God: Toward a Theological Empiricism, his recent work on apophaticism in the Christian mystical tradition, and race in the philosophy of religion. Enjoy this re-released episode!

  • Beth Felker Jones – Practicing Christian Doctrine

    For some of us the descriptor "systematic theology" evokes a sense of overwhelm or perhaps even carries negative connotations. Friends, it doesn't have to be this way! In this episode co-host Amy Hughes talks with Beth Felker Jones, professor of theology at Northern Seminary in Illinois about her book Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically (Baker Academic, 2014) and gets a sneak peek at her upcoming work on a theology of conversion.

  • Makoto Fujimura – Art + Faith: A Theology of Making

    Episode: Generativity over usefulness and efficiency. Making versus fixing. The “new newness” of Redemption and New Creation. In this episode artist, writer, and speaker Makoto Fujimura joins co-host Amy Hughes to discuss his […]

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