I had the great pleasure of visiting The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology last week. It was my first time there, and I was very impressed — with everything from the beauty of the urban setting to the innovative ways that students learn. The fact that their very first class is in hermeneutics is a brilliant choice.
I sat down for an interview with long-time friend and SST theology professor Dwight Friesen, in front of a group of students. We talked about the election, the atonement, and the future of theological education.
Then Dwight played a dirty trick on me.
For years I hosted the Emergent Theological Conversation. I had a bit in those gatherings that I adapted from James Lipton, in which I’d ask our guest theologian or philosopher to play a word association with names in rapid-fire. To this day, I regularly get thanked by people who listen back to Jack Caputo and Richard Kearney running through the history of philosophy, name-by-name (sadly, this episode seems no longer to be available on the iTunes Store. I will upload them to my site soon, and post the links).
If you want to hear my responses, listen to the podcast.