Ten propositions on being a theologian
Let me pick one for meditation: “1. Actually, there is no such thing as a theologian, anymore than there is such a thing as a Christian. Theologians are not solitary creatures. Theology is the outcome of good conversation, the conversation of friends. Though – the rabies theologorum – you could be forgiven for thinking the opposite! Which is why, in the interest of world peace, it is probably wise that theological conferences are held infrequently. Theologians are like horse manure: all in one place and they stink to high heaven; they are best spread around.”
Reaching 21st Century Teenagers with The Gospel Part 1, Part 2
Marko gifts us with more insights.
Ten propositions on political theology
Let me pick one .. “3. In my view it is legitimate to speak of an “epistemological privilege” of the excluded and oppressed. Bonhoeffer, writing in prison, was avant la lettre of liberation theology: “We have for once learnt to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcast, the suspects, the maltreated, the powerless, the oppressed, the reviled – in short, from the perspective of those who suffer.” Here is the “more rewarding principle for exploring the world in thought and action than personal good fortune.”
Why real conversation matters
So much common sense wisdom here … <>” as lovely as the internet is for helping us have conversations, the conversations that really matter are the ones that are face to face (or mouth to ear, in this case, the next best thing). No amount of virtual back and forth can substitute for the genuine progress that can be made in two hours of storytelling. “
Lenten Leavings– Things That Should Now be Left Behind
it’s not just chocolate …
wow .. that’s how long I’ve been following this e-zine. Great job the folks who produce it!