Richard Hays and N.T. Wright (with the ghost of Karl Barth) in Theological Discourse

We have been working through the dynamics of theological discourse here at Hopeful Realism, specifically focusing on social media as the means and the Internet as the setting for such interaction.  Theological dialogue can be done well or poorly regardless of its means and context, of course, so it is up to the interlocutors (and…

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Social Media & Theological Discourse [5]: The Necessity of Wonder

This post is part of series we are calling “Ethics for Social Media & Theological Discourse.”  Here are the preceding posts: Intro; [1] the dangers of the screen-to-screen mode of communication; [2] Wisdom from the 17th Century; [3] John Dyer article at CT; [4] The Wisdom Literature on Speech; [5] A Confessional Aside. This series…

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Book Arrivals

For a bibliophile, there is nothing like the appearance of a cardboard shipment on the doorstep.  My father-in-law was kind enough to hunt down a copy of Francis Watson’s Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith.  Kevin Vanhoozer’s The Drama of Doctrine is required reading for the next meeting of the Society for the Advancement of…

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Social Media & Theological Discourse [4]: The Wisdom Lit. on Speech

This post is part of series we are calling “Ethics for Social Media & Theological Discourse.”  Here are the preceding posts: Intro; [1] the dangers of the screen-to-screen mode of communication; [2] Wisdom from the 17th Century; [3] John Dyer article at CT. “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give an…

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