Peter Rollins Speaks at CST (audio)

The Irish philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins, an important voice in the emergent church movement, recently dropped in at Claremont School of Theology for an engaging evening of theological discussion in the wake of the release of his newest book, “Insurrection: To Believe is Human – To Doubt, Divine”.  Fortunately for all of you, we [Read More…]

Reflections on Soularize and Emergent Christianity by Holly Cardone Stauffer

Holly Cardone Stauffer is the Church Administrator at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church in La Crescenta, CA and a second year M.Div student at Claremont School of Theology. Wild Goose, Big Tent, Soularize…and I am sure there have been many others. Since at least the mid-1990s, these gatherings of Emergent Christians all over [Read More…]

From Apologetics to Apologizing by Bo Sanders

Bo Sanders is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. He is also a PhD Student at Claremont School of Theology in Practical Theology: Religious Education. He is a co-host of Homebrewed Christianity where he also blogs religiously. I emerged out of an Evangelical upbringing where Josh McDowell’s Evidence that Demands a [Read More…]

De-Constructing My Soularize Experience by Hannah Heinzekehr

Hannah Heinzekehr is a student at Claremont School of Theology, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Community Development and Theology. She works as a Church Relations Associate for Mennonite Mission Network. Last week, I headed south to San Diego for the Soularize conference: a self-proclaimed “three day ‘learning party’ that will stretch your mind, fill your [Read More…]

How Questioning Christians Saved My Faith by Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton is the Dean of Claremont School of Theology and Provost of Claremont Lincoln University. Clayton earned a joint Ph.D. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Yale University and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Munich. He has published over twenty books and hundreds of [Read More…]

Multifaith Religious Education: CLU featured at Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Claremont Lincoln University continues to gain national recognition for its innovative and controversial approach to religious education.  The school was recently featured in a video on “multi-faith religious education” at Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, which includes footage of this year’s convocation ceremony, as well as interviews with students and faculty.  In the short film (embedded [Read More…]

Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street? by John B. Cobb, Jr.

John B. Cobb, Jr., Ph.D., has held many positions including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools. His writings include: Christ in a Pluralistic Age; God and the World; [Read More…]

“Undermining Our Own Authority” by Grace Yia-Hei Kao

Grace Yia-Hei Kao is Associate Professor of Ethics at Claremont School of Theology in the Claremont Lincoln University Consortium.  She is the author of Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist World (Georgetown University Press, 2011) and is working on a second book manuscript on Asian American Christian Ethics.  This blog post was originally published at [Read More…]

Desegregating Religious Education

Claremont School of Theology is a founding member of a new multireligious consortium that is embarking on a bold 21st century experiment to desegregate religious education.  At this year’s convocation ceremony, the vision of the newly established Claremont Lincoln University was powerfully presented.  Hopefully you can take a few minutes to watch the moving video [Read More…]

Welcoming Brian McLaren to Claremont

Claremont School of Theology president Jerry Campbell recently blogged about some very exciting news: the addition of author, activist, speaker, and emergent church leader Brian McLaren to the school’s Board of Trustees.  In fact, the title of this new blog that we are launching this week comes from Campbell’s post about McLaren: “Without a doubt, [Read More…]