Have faith, will think

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   The expression, “Have X, will Y” is apparently a twentieth-century phenomenon. An early example is Bob Hope’s autobiography, Have Tux, Will Travel (1954). That title, and the title of this post, are snowclones – clichés employing a traditional idiom …

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 …

What is theological education?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. Your contributions are important – please join the conversation! My formal theological education began in 1991, when I opened some mail and began reading a booklet that I had requested from Moore Theological College on the study of the …

Interview with Steve Cooper

Transcript of an interview I recorded with Steve Cooper in December 1997: Steve Cooper leaves Queensland this month for the cool tranquility of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Rod Benson caught up with him as he prepared to depart after six years in the provincial city of Ipswich (in Queensland, Australia). RB: Steve, …