Waxing Hot: A Postmodern Tradition of the New

The iPhone is new again, Apple.com   Ever changing, like a Joyless eye, That finds no object worth its constancy? “To the Moon,” Percy Bysshe Shelley   The turn of the moon has long fascinated our human desire for novelty. In our postmodern moment, we have a focus on the new as if unique to our time. We consider ourselves a progressive culture with insta-access to... Read More

Videos from “What is Christian Philosophy?” SCP/SCPT Conference

This March, the 2014 Midwest meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers met together with the Society of Continental Philosophy and Theology at Trinity College in Palos Heights, IL. The theme of the joint conference was “What is Christian Philosophy?” and was chosen in honor of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Alvin Plantinga’s “Advice to... Read More

CFP: Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

The following CFP may be of interest to readers because of the various topics to be taken up at the conference. Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, California, USA 16-17 April 2015 Call For Papers The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Fifth International... Read More

CFP: 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Faith and Film

This recently posted call for papers may be of interest to some of our readers. Consider submitting a proposal or simply putting it on your calendar to be in attendance. You can find details regarding proposal submissions at the bottom of the page. To find out more about Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning, which hosts the event, go here. ———– Over... Read More

CFP: LEST IX: Mediating Mysteries, Understanding Liturgies

Here’s a CFP that may be of interest to some of our readers. NOTE: the deadline for submission is coming soon!!! February 15. Apologies for the short notice. Conference Statement The liturgy is said to contain, transmit, and partake in the central mysteries of the Christian faith. It plays a crucial and indispensable role in mediating between people’s life-worlds and the... Read More

CFP: Space, Place, and Mimetic Theory

July 10-14, 2013 University of Northern Iowa A LAND BETWEEN TWO RIVERS Between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, a self-sustaining eco-system that now comprises the state of Iowa was created over thousands of years. In 1800, 240 million acres of tall grass prairie covered middle America. By 1900, this land had been transformed into farm fields, and the foundations for large-scale... Read More

PENTECOSTAL AND POSTMODERN: AN INTERVIEW WITH J. AARON SIMMONS

Please check out this this interview by on of our contributors, J. Aaron Simmons. The word “postmodernism” has had an interesting history over the past fifty years. Originally, the term described a style of architecture. The word postmodern has since spread to all aspects of culture. Moreover, it has become a key term in the culture wars, especially with regard to certain... Read More

CFP: The Soul

THE SOUL St Anne’s College, University of Oxford 28 June – 1 July 2013 Ever since Descartes, the soul understood as immediate mental consciousness has tended to stand as a last bastion securing religious belief against naturalistic reduction. But today that bastion is under assault from the ‘new atheists’. However, the bastion is proving very hard to... Read More

SUBVERTING THE NORM II: CAN POSTMODERN THEOLOGY LIVE IN THE CHURCHES?

“My atheism gets on in the churches, all the churches, do you understand that?” -- Jacques Derrida Subverting the Norm — a two-day event that brings together pastors, theologians, philosophers, church practitioners, and researchers in religion — asks a follow-up question:Can postmodern theology live in the churches? As such, we are interested in presentations that explore... Read More

Conference: The Christian Evasion of Popular Culture

Back when Neal DeRoo was writing up his response to Jamie Smith’s The Fall of Interpretation, 2nd ed., he mentioned he was organizing a conference on popular culture. Some of the speakers, he said, would be familar with readers of churchandpomo. The topic, to say the least, is of great interest to many of us. So we invited him to send us a write-up on the conference when it... Read More