What makes Christian theology distinctive?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. Why is theology viewed as a distinctive realm of knowledge, and what is distinctive about Christian theology? The answer to both questions lies in the strong reliance of religious traditions on scriptures and other sacred writings, for which an …

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 …

On writing about oneself

“A person can write about himself from angles that are charmed, fond, delightfully nervy; alter the lens just a little and he crosses over into gloating, pettiness, defensiveness, score settling (which includes self-hate), or whining about his victimisation. The truck is to realize that one is not important, except insofar as one’s example can serve …