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 …

Overwhelmed by negative feelings

A sermon by Rev. Rod Benson, 22 September 2019. 1 John 1:5-2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17 In his brilliant book, Faithful Feelings,author Matthew Elliott says, “Everything we do, say, and think is, in some sense, emotional. We describe ourselves and our experiences in terms of how we feel.”[1] In the Bible too, most of the main …