Isn’t theology supposed to be prescriptive?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   The task of theology has to begin somewhere, and a good starting point is description – or, as I noted in my last post, the task of clarifying the content and practical implications of the Christian faith. But …

The descriptive task of theology

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   If theology is about faith seeking understanding, what do we mean by “understanding”? What kind of understanding, and to what ends?  To answer those questions, we need to recognise that good theology serves several distinct purposes or tasks. …

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 …