What could the discipline of Christian theology learn from the band Radiohead about the world's brokenness and its longing for redemption? In this episode, Shari Oosting talks with Robert Saler exploring what it might mean for Radiohead to “soundtrack” a theology of defiance against the forces that create death in our daily lives.
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The Rev. Dr. Robert Saler is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where he serves as Associate Dean and Director of the Lutheran House of Studies. An ordained ELCA pastor, Rob speaks and teaches broadly in both academic and church-related communities. He is the author of numerous books, including Between Magisterium and Marketplace, Planning Sabbaticals: A Guide for Congregations and Their Pastors, Arvo Part: Sounding the Sacred, and his latest, All These Things Into Position: What Theology Can Learn from Radiohead. He holds degrees from Valparaiso University, University of Chicago, and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and has published widely on a variety of topics.