theological reflections at the intersection of (my) perception with reality
Sunday, January 13, 2008
theology in a postmodern context
What is the role of theology in a postmodern world? In a context in which knowledge, and therefore "truth," is said to be largely (if not entirely?) shaped by historical, social, economic and geographical location of the subject (the knower), what merit and promise can theology claim for itself? This Wednesday at 4:00, I will be responding to a paper by Jim Beilby on this topic for our first "theology colloquium." I look forward to an invigorating, provocative and stimulating conversation on this important topic. If you're in the area, come check it out.
I'm a theology professor at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. I teach about Kierkegaard and postmodernity, theology and contemporary culture, the doctrine of salvation, theological perspectives on evil and suffering, and contemporary issues in the person and work of Christ. I enjoying cracking the mysteries of "Lost" with my beautiful wife, Sara.