Truth be Told vs Truth be Lived

Posting at EmpireRemixed or writing a sermon for Wine Before Breakfast is an exercise in the economy of words. Sermons run around twelve minutes. Posts run between 800 and 2000 words. My students, however, know that I can get talking and go for an hour and a half. Maybe that is why my courses always get behind.

So when someone wants to sit down and interview me with a wide range of questions, well the conversation can go down many, many paths.

That’s what happened the other week. There’s this guy named Mark Groleau who’s been doing podcasts under the nomenclature ‘wikigodpod’ and he came by for a chat. Once he wound me up, off we went. The conversation ranged from my own testimony to the failure of Christendom to the nature of truth, matters of biblical interpretation, what’s the big deal about empire, how do we live faithfully in all of this and on and on.

All of this was sufficiently lubricated with a couple of glasses of port between us and a good time was had by all.

Mark has now posted that conversation here. Maybe you’d like to take a listen.

Brian Walsh
Brian is an activist theologian, a retired CRC campus minister, the founder of the Wine Before Breakfast community, and farms with Sylvia Keesmaat at Russet House Farm.He engages issues of theology and culture, and has written a couple of books you might want to check out. His most recent offering is cowritten with Sylvia Keesmaat and entitled Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice.

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