The purpose of theology (part 3)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   In this third and final post on the purpose of theology, I want to further explore the relations between theology and discipleship, theology and piety. Click here for parts one and two. There will always be more to …

The purpose of theology (part 2)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   In my previous post I suggested that one purpose of theology is to provide a coherent and consistent statement of truths, derived from Scripture. But there is more to theology. Theology and making sense of our world There …

What is academic research?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   I can’t turn water into wine, but these short blog posts are intended to help you to understand the field of theological studies and hone your technical skills in critical thinking, research and writing. This post introduces you …

The purpose of theology (part 1)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. What is the purpose of theology? In this and my next two posts (part 2 and part 3), I’ll outline my response to this question from an evangelical Christian perspective. Some definitions of the term “theology” give us insight …

Trump’s foolish Bible stunt

My friend Michael Jensen weighs in on the U.S. President’s latest ill-conceived publicity stunt: As someone who proudly owns the name ‘Bible-believing’ Christian, I don’t think I’ve ever been more offended by a political leader than by President Trump’s waving around of the Bible as a stage prop in his pantomime of power. Well, not …