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March 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Will Christianity Survive?

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The German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said, we must become gods ourselves if we are to live in this world without God. Is this blasphemy or the deeper truth of the Christian message–God becoming flesh?   Today, the highest levels of theological reflection fail to grasp the import of evolution for the unfolding of the God-world relationship. Early twentieth century biologists realized that biological systems are open, autopoietic (self-organizing), complex and emergent, revealing one long truth:  life seeks more life.  God is ahead of us, not behind us, and if we refuse the reality of a self-involving God, we risk everything.  We humans are straddling a precipitous moment of cosmic history.


Tripp Fuller received his Ph. D. in Philosophy, Religion and Theology from the Claremont School of Theology and recently returned to North Carolina after three years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of Edinburgh. His new book  Divine Self-Investment: a Constructive Open and Relational Christology, is the first book in the Studies in Open and Relational Theology series.  For over 14 years Tripp has been doing the Homebrewed Christianity podcast (think on-demand internet radio) where he interviews different scholars about their work in a way that reaches people where they are. Last year his podcast had over 4 million downloads. It also inspired a book series with Fortress Press called the Homebrewed Christianity Guides covering topics  such as God, Jesus, Spirit, Church History, etc. Tripp is a committed  Lakers fan, as well as a devotee of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.


March 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm