Everyone is a theologian

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. Your contributions are important – please join the conversation! Those who know me in “real life,” and perhaps especially those who know me primarily on social media, will be aware that I love to cook. I have a lot …

How to balance family and thesis writing

So you're writing a thesis or dissertation, and you want your family and significant relationships to weather the storm. Sounds legit. Here are five points to achieve balance.  It's not rocket science. 1.  Identify the dynamics of your research project that work against a balanced life (they may not be obvious). 2.  Clarify your goals, …

Why theological method matters

Summary of Brian Harris, "Why method matters: Insights from the theological method of Stanley J. Grenz," Crucible 2 (1), Nov 2009. Available here. Harris claims that evangelical Christians often view theological method as "the death of spiritual passion, and at best, a dangerous enterprise."[1]  Similarly, Grenz and Franke note that while Theologians in mainline theological …