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Creative, Emerging Theological Words
From my expansive reading, I’ve come to see the need for some new, emerging theological vocabulary.
— those faith communities
to be a missional church
— the process of finding “secrets” in the biblical text, i.e., the “secrets” of a successful marriage, the “secrets” of overcoming all doubt, the “secrets” of the End Times, etc.
— description of vitriolic language used by classical determinists to excoriate others
— the results of detecting the concept of “empire” permeating the biblical text
— Reformed seminarians slapping each other a high five (points).
— discovering how Barak Obama is closer to Jesus than ______.
— a Texas manual of new sexual insights into the “Song of Songs”
— a rash some conservatives get when reading Tom Wright’s views on Pauline theology
— the decline of interest in systematic theology
“Tickling the ears”
— hearing more from Madame P. T. about the Great Emergence (which by the way is very stimulating)
Bible Belt Buckle
— a Southern Baptist blackberry dessert casserole
— the joyful shout textual critics make when they resolve a crucial textual issue
— exquisite exegetical pursuit to tell others exactly what God thinks by going behind the revealed text into the very brain of God (see
— (related to “theoneurological map”) the concept guiding some exegetes who actually have the ability to read more from a biblical text than the Holy Spirit ever intended be read (and they feel quite proud of themselves).