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FEAST OF IDEAS: EPISODE 2
Today is the second installment of our audiocast, Feast of Ideas (see previous blog post for the first episode.) The discussion picks up with Ken Myers unpacking the premise he put forward in the first audiocast that the renewal of theology and the renewal of the church are fundamental to all other renewals. It is always beneficial when there is the opportunity to expand upon such a broad sweeping statement.
Once again Case Thorp and Justin Holcomb are co-hosting. Through their commentary they are working diligently to help us marinate in the rich ideas that are sure to surface when Ken Myers is in the conversation. Big ideas are limited when we don’t make the effort to understand the implications for our own lives.
Ken has and does think deeply about the church and the culture. He strives for integration among all aspects of life—family, faith, work ,culture, art, church, etc. His thoughtfulness and brilliant insight typically cause people to pause, and this is a good thing. Our prayer would be that you enjoy today’s episode and that you pause and reflect on what the renewal of theology and the renewal of the church would look like in your own life (in all of our lives.)
Dr. Case Thorp serves as the Senior Associate Pastor for Evangelism at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and is the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He also leads The Collaborative: for Cultural & Economic Renewal. Case is married to Jodi, and they have three beautiful children, Alexandra, Charles, and Brooks. They have enjoyed downtown Orlando as their home since 2005.
Originally from Atlanta, Case is a pastor who has served in New Jersey, Texas, California, and Louisiana. Case serves as the Made to Flourish Network co-director for Orlando, a faith & work network for pastors. Teaching is his passion. He teaches for The Collaborative the Gotham Fellowship and the Orlando Fellows, and other seminars. He serves as adjunct faculty for Palm Beach Atlantic University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Case posts blogs on faith and work regularly for The Green Room Blog, and has been published in the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal. He holds degrees from Oxford College (AA), Emory University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMIN in Missional Ecclesiology). Case enjoys time engaging the arts, urban design, politics, cycling and swimming, and both a NYT and WSJ in Starbucks. View all posts by Case Thorp