The ‘Theoblogian’ Cometh…

Theology is currently dying a slow death – at least in the manner it has been ‘reasoned’ over the past decades. As Daniel Taylor in The Myth of Certainty has pointed out all-too-well, our personal and corporate faith needs to be challenged, that it must be reflective, and never arrogantly complacent, lest it be built on sandy soil. The task/risk of asking — even as a mature person of faith — and musing alongside Pilate in John 18:38 “What is Truth?” is far less than the risk of ignoring the depth found in discovering truth.

Truth travels best across the bridge of authentic relationships and tested/forged in coversation – it doesn’t thrive in the hothouse of our heads. Theology has been for too long an isolated discipline unto itself. The time has come to throw open the gates of the “mighty fortress” and invite all conversation partners to the party. Time to move aside the era of the ‘theologian’ and welcome the rise of the ‘theoblogian’…


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  1. so, how do you pronounce this word? Is the vowel-sound in ‘-blog’ akin to ‘smog’ or to ‘toad’? In other words, do you pronounce it like theologian w/ a ‘b’, or would you say the ‘-blog’ part like ‘blog’? anyway, i like the neologism, you freak.

  2. Thought of something else in relation to your post – that great quote from Duncan Forrester: “Theology is too important a matter to be left to the theologians.” (Beliefs, Values and Politics, p. 17)

    Good stuff…

  3. I am pronouncing it ‘theo/BLOG/ian’ in order to highlight the blog factor… and of course you like the neologism… you’re just pissed to you didnt come up with it first!

    Nice quote from ol’ Duncan – proof that retired greats still get more press than young upstarts. I am also reminded of Karl Barth’s statement at Princeton: “And to those of you who are Barthians… I am not one of you!”

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