Just a few quick thoughts about the Emergent Theological Conversation so far. It’s been pretty good so far.
- The conversations have been interesting: I like to see how well-known theologians interact with Emergent and emergent-thought, etc. Volf has been good – but it’d be interesting to see Emergent choose a different type of theologian, someone who is trying to move beyond some of the more traditional Reformed theology (which I think Volf has in many ways), someone like AKMA or another more constructive postmodern theologian. I respect Volf and think that the stuff he’s working on is really good, I just don’t know that I’d say it’s highly progressive or paradigm-shifting stuff. I might be way off with that, but…
- As usual, it’s good to see friends who I’ve met from past conventions and stayed in touch with, and continue to meet new people.
- It was good to get away from Princeton and meet people who are actually out in the world, doing ministry and hearing about their struggles and passions.
- Tonight’s gathering at Bar in New Haven was a good way to end the second day. Something about beer (or if you’re me, wine), pizza and a group of about 50 men and women eating, laughing, talking about theology & the church that’s just really, really good. [more to come]