Restless Pilgrim Podcast #3: Tony Jones

by Christian on November 17, 2009

PensiveTurquoiseSMIn this podcast, I interview Tony Jones – author, commentator, freelance theologian, and many other things.

Tony is the author of The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and is theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. He is a doctoral fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, the author of many books on Christian ministry and spirituality, and is a sought after speaker and consultant in the areas of emerging church, postmodernism, and Christian spirituality.

In this podcast we discuss the emerging/emergent church, evangelicalism, preaching, worship, theology, and homosexuality. About half way into the interview, the audio gives out a bit, but Tony relocates to a quieter venue. Tony blogs here.

There are some who say that evangelicals and emergents can’t have a cordial chat, Tony certainly proves them wrong.

Audio: Tony Jones MP3

  • http://imathis.com Brandon Mathis

    What a fascinating interview. Great job Christian.

    In the beginning of the interview it seemed like Tony was persistently trying to avoid being trapped into a stereotype rather than explaining what beliefs define him. By the middle though, he seemed comfortable share some of his beliefs. That's where it started to get interesting to me.

    I must say, I agree with Tony on the idea that clergy should stop being officers of the state in marriage. My legal marriage paperwork only serves to provide me the societal benefits of marriage from the state. Officiating a spiritual union before God is clearly the work of clergy, and the state can't interfere with that.

    I hope you keep interviewing folks like Tony. While I'd still consider my self an evangelical, I think it's interesting to hear from people who seem to believe they've grown beyond the evangelical church.

  • http://www.existentialpunk.com/ Existential Punk

    Great interview! Thank you for being so generous in your interaction with Tony. You are a very good interviewer.

    Warmest Regards,
    EP

  • xcarpjs

    i like this, very thought provoking! i was catching up on some of his stuff on youtube. i like what you do here. would love to chat sometime and see how we could connect!

  • http://www.rts.edu/ Seminary

    Nice interview and nice questions raised. Its good to know that there are a lot of people still interested in discussing about religion.We, Reformed Theological Seminary do the same thing. We discuss and help people to fully understand their purpose about life and growth through christianity

  • http://www.rts.edu/ Seminary

    Nice interview and nice questions raised. Its good to know that there are a lot of people still interested in discussing about religion.We, Reformed Theological Seminary do the same thing. We discuss and help people to fully understand their purpose about life and growth through christianity