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Seminary for the Rest of Us sabrina reyes-peters

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God-talk for everyone.

    Sacred Seminary Symposium: A Challenge to Traditional Theology

    Sacred Seminary Symposium: A Challenge to Traditional Theology

    Episode 19: Sacred Seminary Symposium: A Challenge to Traditional Theology

    *Find episode 3 at the link below to Sancta Colloquia.*

    Read the excerpts referenced here: https://tinyurl.com/MT-Chapter-4

    Sancta Colloquia on the web: https://laurenrelarkin.com/category/sancta-colloquia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanctacolloquia/

    Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charlie Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    Intro to Patristic Universalism, with Ambrose Andreano

    Intro to Patristic Universalism, with Ambrose Andreano

    Episode 18: Intro to Patristic Universalism, with Ambrose Andreano

    Origen, among some other Early Church Fathers, saw the fires of hell as purification and restoration, not as eternal torment. Listen in on this conversation with Ambrose Andreano as he answers some of my questions on patristic universalism.

    Ambrose Andreano is an Eastern Orthodox mystic and aspiring lay theologian who specializes in the writings of Origen of Alexandria. He co-hosted The Patristics Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio and created the website Black Lion Academy, where he published biblical commentary, as well as philosophical and theological meditations.

    Note: Black Lion Academy website is not accessible, but you can get a look at Ambrose's essays here: https://liberty.academia.edu/AmbroseAndreano

    Resources:

    https://www.academia.edu/45079912/Patristic_Universalism

    Get started with Origen: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/origen.html

    Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charlie Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Christofascism and Catastrophe

    Christofascism and Catastrophe

    Resources in the order of appearance:

    Dorothee Solle: The Window of Vulnerability

    On Christofascism, take a look at Blake Chastain Chrissy Stroop's work.

    Helmut Gollwitzer: Our God Loves Justice, by W. Travis McMaken

    More info: episode of Sancta Colloquia discussing W. Travis McMaken's work, Our God Loves Justice, and a past episode of Seminary for the Rest of Us on dialectical theology.

    A couple of podcast episodes  in which Dr. McMaken gives some background on Helmut Gollwitzer and discusses Our God Love Justice: Theology and Socialism, The Magnificast

    Folks to give your full attention to, a non-exhaustive list: Eboni Marshall Turman - Kelly Brown Douglas - Willie Jennings - Jemar Tisby - Nathan Cartagena - Wil Gafney - M. Shawn Copeland - Truth's Table - Austin Channing Brown - Daniel White Hodge - Lisa Sharon Harper - Raymond Carr - Drew G.I. Hart - Chanequa Walker-Barnes - Bree Newsome - Bernice King - Ally Henny - Angela Davis - James Cone

    • 53 min
    Sacred Seminary Symposium: To Struggle for Justice is to Pray

    Sacred Seminary Symposium: To Struggle for Justice is to Pray

    This is episode 3 of Sacred Seminary Symposium, a joint project with Sancta Colloquia. We are alternating the production of episodes, so you will want to find Sancta Colloquia on your podcast app, or click the link above and listen to episode 2 if you missed it. In this episode, Lauren and I discuss chapter 2 of Mujerista Theology: “Luchar por la justicia es rezar”, or “To Struggle for Justice is to Pray”. We touch on colonialism in missions, anti-intellectualism v theologies of hope, holiness and piety (particularly how holiness is touted as a measuring stick, and some forms of “piety” are more “spiritual” than others), spiritual bypassing, and spiritual violence in the form of elevating the spiritual over the material; we somehow manage, as we did in the last episode, to fit in a critique of capitalism. And if you stay until the very end, you get some enneagram fun, as well, when we try to type the author of Mujerista Theology, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, even though you’re technically not supposed to. Enjoy! 



    QUOTES REFERENCED:

    “...I realized how privileged I was to have been part of such an outpouring of faith--the faith of the poor and the oppressed that maintains them, that is their sustenance in the most trying of situations. I felt that my well-reasoned faith, a so-called sophisticated faith illumined by the ‘right’ kind of theology, was not any deeper or any more pleasing to God than the faith of the poor people I had seen expressed for two days. In the weeks that followed I came to realize more and more the depth of that faith.” (30)

    “As the years have gone by I have accepted that for me to strive to live to the fullest by struggling against injustice is to draw nearer and nearer to the divine. Drawing closer to God and struggling for justice have become for me one and the same thing. Struggling for my liberation and the liberation of Hispanic women is a liberative praxis. This means that it is an activity both intentional and reflective; it is a communal praxis that feeds on the realization that Christ is among us when we strive to live the gospel  message of justice and peace.” (33)

    “Holiness in the convent was defined at that time in terms of self-sacrifice and long hours of meditation and prayer. NIneteen years old at the time, I struggled with myself to be close to God by doing what those in authority told me to do. But it was to no avail. I did not feel closer to God; I could not convince myself I was a terrible sinner; I could not see any reason for thinking I had failed terribly when I fell asleep in chapel during meditation at 5:30 in the morning.” (31)

    “...I realized how privileged I was to have been part of such an outpouring of faith--the faith of the poor and the oppressed that maintains them, that is their sustenance in the most trying of situations. I felt that my well-reasoned faith, a so-called sophisticated faith illumined by the ‘right’ kind of theology, was not any deeper or any more pleasing to God than the faith of the poor people I had seen expressed for two days.In the weeks that followed I came to realize more and more the depth of that faith.” (30)

    Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com

    • 56 min
    Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 2

    Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 2

    This is the continuation and conclusion of the two-part discussion with Dr. Cartagena on Thomas Aquinas’ psychology of fear. We delve a little deeper into fear, perseverance, and courage, as Dr. Cartagena brilliantly ties that all into our current context of resisting oppressive structures, and living during a pandemic. He concludes by giving us a word on Jesus and his emotions: because Jesus experienced the full range of human emotion, including fear and anxiety, it is not sinful for us to be fearful or anxious. In fact, according to Aquinas, being completely fearless doesn’t enable us to love well.

    Talk to Dr. Cartagena:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeditarMestizo @MeditarMestizo

    Blog: Mestizo Meditations https://www.nathancartagena.com/

    Recommended resource: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas by Mark D. Jordan https://g.co/kgs/kojmQx

    Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com

    • 35 min
    Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 1

    Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 1

    This is part one of a two-part discussion on Thomas Aquinas’ psychology of fear. Dr. Cartagena starts us off here with some background on how he came to study Aquinas and his psychology of fear as his dissertation topic, what to expect when we study Aquinas, an overview of his psychology of fear, and a bit about how Dr. Cartagena ties Aquinas into his current studies and to a very real problem of our time: racism and white supremacy.

    Talk to Dr. Cartagena:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeditarMestizo @MeditarMestizo

    Blog: Mestizo Meditations https://www.nathancartagena.com/

    Recommended resource: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas by Mark D. Jordan https://g.co/kgs/kojmQx

    Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com

    • 32 min

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Seminary for everyone!

Sabrina does an incredible job of curating interviews with theologians who often are on the margins or aren’t as popularized. She hosts fantastic conversations for those of us who can’t or won’t go to seminary and hear these conversations that are happening all around us. Thanks for all you do!

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