Season 1, Episode 11 – Serene Jones, Trauma and Grace


Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Serene Jones, author of Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World.  Also joining the GCR team is Kimberly Knight of the Beatitudes Society (bio) and a pastor at Koinonia Church in Second Life.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:08: Kimberly Knight shares about the ministry of Koinonia Church.
7:50: Carol introduces the theme of the episode and Serene Jones to talk about Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World.
9:14: Part 1 of Carol’s conversation with Serene Jones
22:15: Carol and Bruce reflect on Part 1
29:29: Part 2 of Carol’s conversation with Serene Jones
41:41: Carol and Bruce reflect on Part 2
53:00: Wrap up

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Season 1, Episode 10 – Callid Keefe-Perry on Theopoetics

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Callid Keefe-Perry to discuss theopoetics, improv and the Religious Society of Friends.  Also joining the GCR team is Rocky Supinger, who shares about an experiment of his involving “journalism as evangelism.”

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:08: Rocky Supinger recounts an experiment of his in which he tried to use journalism as a form of evangelism as opposed to “evangelism as sales.”
8:46: Bruce introduces the theme of the episode and Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics
9:45: Part 1 of Bruce’s conversation with Callid Keefe-Perry: “Who is Callid?”, “What is theopoetics?”, Critique of Callid by Ken Silva
22:32: Carol and Bruce reflect on Part 1
39:53: Part 2 of Bruce’s conversation with Callid Keefe-Perry: improv, art, and the act of creation; tradition vs. heritage; the Religious Society of Friends; “the willingness to squint;” creative thinking
50:16: Carol and Bruce reflect on Part 2
1:14:06: Promo of next weeks episode with Serene Jones to speak about her book Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World

Items mentioned in this episode:
Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism
“Theopoetics: Process and Perspective” by Callid Keefe-Perry
Ken Silva on Callid Keefe-Perry and Theology After Google
Theopoetics(dot)net
Landon Whitsitt’s open source book blog
Carol Howard Merritt’s Huffington Post Blog

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