What is Theology Beer Camp?

The God-Pods are back for round two! This year, Homebrewed Christianity brings the zestiest podcasters, scholars, and people who like to nerd out on theological goodness while they party. At Camp, we will...

  • nerd out with super-nerds (scholars)
  • enjoy some wild live podcasts
  • have some serious fun at a tailgate party, 90s karaoke, theological speed-dating, EPIC bottle share, bonfire smores, & fall festivities
  • enjoy quality craft beer (& other tasty treats)
  • hang with your favorite podcasters & find new ones
  • leave with some new theology nerd friends

Get presale tickets now! Prices go up April 1!

Some of the best minds in academic progressive theology meet some of the most dynamic theology podcasts surrounded by a loving and inclusive community in a way that stimulates your mind and fills your heart leaving you longing for each moment of your life to become its beautiful potential.

Keynote Speakers

The awesome lineup so far... with more coming soon!

Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality.  Diana’s passion is sharing great ideas to change lives and the world – a passion that ranges from informing the public about spiritual trends, challenging conventional narratives about religious practice, entering the fray of social media with spiritual wisdom and smart theology, and writing books to help readers see themselves, their place in history, and God differently.

Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English
teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a faculty member of  
The Living School and podcaster with Learning How to See, which are part of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow and works closely with the Wild Goose Festival, the Fair Food ProgramVote Common Good, and Progressive Christianity. His recent projects include an illustrated children’s book (for all ages) called Cory and the Seventh StoryFaith After Doubt, Do I Stay Christian?, and Life After Doom.

John J. Thatamanil

John J. Thatamanil teaches a wide variety of courses in the areas of comparative theology, theologies of religious diversity, Hindu-Christian dialogue, the theology of Paul Tillich, theory of religion, process theology, and ecotheology. He is committed to the work of comparative theology—theology that learns from and with a variety of traditions. A central question that drives his work is, “How can Christian communities come to see religious diversity as a promise rather than as a problem?” He is also committed to Dzogchen meditation and includes time for meditation in virtually all of his courses at Union.

John J. Thatamanil is Professor of Theology and World Religions at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is the author of Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity (2020) and The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament; An East-West Conversation. His areas of research include theologies of religious diversity, comparative theology, philosophical theology, and ecotheology. He is committed to seeking interreligious wisdom by learning from the practices and insights of other religious traditions. He is also a Past President of the North American Paul Tillich Society.

John is also an Anglican Priest in and Diocesan Theologian for the Diocese of Islands and Inlets. John was born in Kerala, India and migrated to the US as a child when he was just shy of 9. He traces his love for Indian religious traditions to his desire to learn more about what it means to be an Indian kid growing up in the US.

John is married to Kate Newman who is the Religious Educator at Christ Church Cathedral School and currently a PhD student at the University of Victoria. He is father to Moses Dryden and Kate Fulton-John. The “Two Kates” problem is a source of regular hilarity at home.

Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio, OSF, holds the Josephine C. Connelly Chair in Christian Theology at Villanova University. Her area of research is Systematic-Constructive theology with a focus on evolution, quantum physics and artificial intelligence and the import of these for Christian doctrine and life. She is the author of twenty-five books including The Not Yet God: Carl Jung, Teilhard de Chardin and the Relational Whole, The Hours of the Universe which won the 2022 Gold Nautilus Book Award, Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness, a finalist for the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, for which she won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Faith and Science. She is founder of the Center
for Christogenesis, an online spiritual and educational resource for the integration of science,
religion and culture.

Additional Speakers

Adam Clark

Adam Clark

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

Tom Oord

Thomas Jay Oord

Kristy Whaley

Kristy Whaley

J. Rieger

Joerg Rieger

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

More speakers coming soon!

The God-Pods

Here for such a time as this.

A Tiny Revolution with Kevin Garcia
Whole Church Podcast
Religion and Justice
Secret Art Project with Sarey Martin Concepcion
You Have Permission with Dan Koch
A People's Theology with Mason Mennenga
Emerged with Tony Jones and Tripp Fuller
Ruining Dinner
Heart of a Heartless World
Tolkien Heads Podcast
Spirituality Adventures with Fred Herron
Sacred Counsel with Brian Recker
Radical Love Live

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