Process Theology - Being is Becoming - 153


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By Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, Pastor Casey Tinnin and Rev. Rajeev Rambob, Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, and Pastor Casey Tinnin a. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Our first Process Theology episode is finally here! We know many of our listeners have been waiting to hear more about this particular theology that was introduced to the Irenicast audience by Bonnie in episode #136. We expect there will be more conversations on this topic to follow. Because, in this episode, we just dip our toes into the realm of possibilities embedded in process thought and theology.

As you’ll hear, Process Theology emerges out of Alfred North Whitehead’s metaphysics of reality as process which fundamentally contradicts reality as substance. This creates an opportunity for a shift in the way we see God. What if God’s everlastingness is rooted in eternal evolution/change? What if the stars are not aligned according to God’s purposes but instead they are in constant flux in relationship to God’s and each other’s processes of becoming? What if God’s love for the world is not a controlling love but a vulnerable, receptive love that delights in each one’s process of becoming? If we follow the “what ifs”, everything changes. You decide if it's for the better.

The episode finishes by engaging in a roller coaster of a round of Would You Rather. Prepare to get weird and thoughtful with a segment that quickly goes off the rails, finds a new track and finally ends with a return to the original track. If that sounds confusing, it is. But also super fun!

Conversation on Process Theology (01:20)

Would You Rather Segment (50:31)


From Our Conversation on Process Theology

From Our Would You Rather Segment (This segment has also been played on episodes #011, #053, #080)


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Rev. Allen O’Brien, MAT | co-founder & co-host |

Allen is a venerator of emotionality. He thrives on education, peace, and interconnectedness— passions which permeate his work as pastor, writer, lover of all the things, and occasional vegan.

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Rev. Bonnie Rambob, MDiv | co-host |

As a pastor, activist, educator, mom, and possibility artist, Bonnie invites people into newness. She loves climbing trees, knitting and hiking while conversing with friends about smashing the patriarchy.

You can connect with Bonnie on Facebook and at Parkside Community Church-UCC

Pastor Casey Tinnin, MTS | co-host |

Preacher, protester, everybody’s pastor. Casey geeks out on comic books, talking theology, politics, and sex. He’s most free when he is dancing, cooking with his partner Jose, or walking their dog Kole.

You can follow Casey on Twitter and Facebook, or you can check out his blog The Queerly Faithful Pastor or

Jeff Manildi | co-founder, producer & co-host |

Chaser of tales and climax initiator, Jeff rises to the occasion, edging to a satisfying completion. Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking story, not sex. Jeff expresses his creativity by curating diverse ideas, energies and people.

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Rev. Rajeev Rambob, MCL | co-host |

Rajeev loves thoughtful and provocative conversation over food and drink, most often with his family. He’s a loyal, smart-ass friend who believes in the power of spiritual journeys. Feminist, Anti-colonial, Process Theology-nerd.

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