9 episodes

Renewing the Social and Political Imagination

Tent Theology Stephen Backhouse, Christopher Marchand, Sean McCoy

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 21 Ratings

Renewing the Social and Political Imagination

    Followers on the Way VI

    Followers on the Way VI

    Here (hopefully) are all the people I mentioned during the episode. These women and men cover many different races, nationalities, political ideologies and social backgrounds, and they include academics, artists and social media contributors. This is not an exhaustive list BY ANY MEANS, but by checking them out, and then by checking out who they check out, you will begin to curate a renewed imagination of what is possible for Followers of the Way.

    Barringer, Justin Bronson
    Beck, Richard
    Blower, David Benjamin
    Cavanaugh, William
    Claiborne, Shane
    Coakley, Sarah
    Cone, James
    Ekblad, Bob
    Ekblad, Gracie
    France-Williams, Azariah
    Giles, Keith
    Gombis, Tim
    Green, Chris
    Greig, Pete
    Hart, David Bentley
    Hauerwas, Stanley
    Hays, Richard
    Irukwu, Agu
    Jersak, Brad
    Klager, Andrew
    Koons, Lisa
    Martin, Jonathan
    Martins-Allen, Sheyi
    Moore, David
    Moore, Osheta
    Moore, T.C.
    Omenaka, Golibé
    Peppiatt, Lucy
    Reid, Nova
    Robinson, Marilynne
    White, Aaron
    Wright, N.T.
    Zahnd, Brian


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    Come to the Table: https://www.thecometothetablepodcast.com
    Liberating Fire:https://vimeo.com/305151148
    Nomad: https://www.nomadpodcast.co.uk
    Of Saints and Sorrows: http://ofsaintsandsorrow.podbean.com
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tent Talk With Joanne Green

    Tent Talk With Joanne Green

    Tent Theology talks with Joanne Green, Senior Policy Advisor to Tearfund, the international Christian relief and development agency.

    • 34 min
    Followers of the Way V

    Followers of the Way V

    Having identified the bad tools in our toolbox, it's now time to fill it with good ones. "Reading from below", "Faith" and "Gospel" are all key tools for a renewed political imagination. Then Stephen is joined by Sean and Chris for a continued conversation on giving up power and falling out of love with the flag. We consider Jesus' political re-education campaign and ask: If you can’t run a country this way, then what good is it? Can followers of Jesus be in government? Can groups of people get too big? Do you need to be in charge to be effective? If voting is not a sacred duty, then should we do it?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Followers of the Way IV

    Followers of the Way IV

    "Take Back the Nation", "Exercise Dominion", be a "Culture Warrior": these ideas are so well known to evangelicals and pentecostals that they are effectively seen as the point and purpose of their Christian mission. But what if precisely none of these things are the point and purpose of the Follower of Jesus?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tent Talk with Golibe Omenaka

    Tent Talk with Golibe Omenaka

    We sit with Golibe Omenaka for a Tent Talk about his experiences with politics, nationalism and working for a famous charismatic church in the United States. This is the first of many conversations which will be released alongside the regular series of the Tent Theology podcast.

    • 27 min
    Followers of the Way III

    Followers of the Way III

    What does it look like for followers of the Way of Jesus to approach such emotive and important issues such as abortion, war, and ideological arguments? When followers have power, how do they hold it? Are all political parties equally bad? What about voting? What about whataboutism?

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

OG-on-Severn ,


Splits the nationalism-Jesus confusion with the stark clarity much needed at these times. Dispatches the nonsense and stirs the bones.

reddogmillionaire ,

Important and illuminating

To tap into such honest and open theology has helped me find a path of peace back to Jesus. Interesting and courageous.

Dr Simon Radford esq. ,

Love me some Backhouse

Have a listen, alright?

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