I come from a Methodist tradition that looks to John Wesley as its founder. Wesley utilized a famous quadrilateral to talk about how we do theology. The four elements were Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience. I love the quad! I am a proud descendant of Wesley and I still find it quite … Read more about 21st Century Theology: four locations for the endeavor
Part 1 I like reading Linbeck.* I used to say that I love Lindbeck but I ran into two snags: I had no idea what people did with Lindbeck. I did not realize that it often led to retreat into a neo-Catholic expression. I did not (and still do not) fully understand that there is some inherent … Read more about The Limits of Language: Lindbeck and Whitehead
Over the next month we will continue ramping up for the Emergent Village Theological Conversation for 2012. We are very excited about bring the Emergent camp (who we love) into dialogue with Process thought (which we love) in a live-interactive-open ended- relational engagement. These blog posts … Read more about God is great! Jesus is super … but is he unique?
Our friend Rachel Held Evans (podcast with her is here) posted a blog by our own Tripp Fuller that got an amazing response (287 comments at this posting). Tripp responded all day Friday, I did quick responses Saturday and Sunday night. I thought it would it would be fun to post them all here as a … Read more about Rachel Responses
In the book “Who Needs Theology?” Grenz and Olson provide a helpful little spectrum of 5 kinds of theology: Folk, Lay, Pastoral, Professional, and Academic. I have pastored for over 15 years and have always considered myself a Pastoral Theologian. Over the last 5 years I have been transitioning … Read more about Transitioning toward Theology