Doctrine Adorned (not necessarily Published): How the Pastor-Theologian Articulates Theology

[This is the third post in an ongoing discussion on the Pastor-Theologian in response to Douglas Sweeney’s article, “A Call and Agenda for Pastor-Theologians.“] My friend Gerald Hiestand has made available an excellent paper  on the pastor-theologian.  I know of no one more devoted to articulating this vocational vision for my generation.  If you are…

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(Re-) Forging a New Vocational Identity: the “Pastor-Theologian” (Part 1)

As soon as I read Douglas Sweeney’s article, “A Call and Agenda for Pastor-Theologians,” I shared it on Facebook wall with the comment: “Why I am doing a PhD.” What I meant is that the vocational vision of the “pastor-theologian” is one of the most compelling motivations for my current endeavors as a doctoral student…

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SAET: The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology

I was graciously invited to participate as a guest in an ongoing conversation that, in my view, is of pressing urgency.  This conversation centers on the topic of “ecclesial theology” and on the vocational identity of the “pastor-theologian.”  Dialogue of this sort is underway in a number of circles these days, but hosting the particular…

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“Pastor-Theologian”: The Tension in the Hyphen

Starting a blog feels so pretentious.  Even more pretentious is making self-identifying claims in the choosing of a title line for your blog.  “Cynic-Saint” is easy enough to claim, but as I write in the About the Blog section, I can only adopt “Pastor-Theologian” tentatively.  As the vocational identification to which I most aspire, I…

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