Social Media & Theological Discourse [6]: Social Media and “Incurvatus in se”

So Andy has been working on “Social Media & Online Theological Discourse.” In these posts, we’ve been thinking hard about several things. 1) How does social media necessarily and substantially affect theological reflection? 2) Shouldn’t Biblical wisdom regarding the “tongue” be applied to the typing? 3) Shouldn’t the Christian social media community think carefully about…

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Review of Faith Without Illusions at TheMakingofMen.com

Miranda and I were so pleased to find this review of my book, Faith Without Illusions, over at a blog devoted to inspiring the spiritual maturity of Christian men in the church—TheMakingofMen.com. It is an intimidating exercise to read words others have written about my own written words.  In this case, however, I was very…

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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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