Reason.com has a long essay arguing for what we all fear: Theology is Dead. This is no boilerplate special, either. The author, Mark Goldblatt, interacts with Nicholas de Cusa, Rene Descartes, and St. Anselm while exploring the relation of rationality to theology, the nature of causality, and the paradox of infinity. A smart, but accessible, essay that struggles with the nature of the theological task.
As if on cue, Robert A. Ratcliff writes on Ministry Matters “Why Theology isn’t a Dirty Word.” Not nearly as smart as Goldblatt’s essay, but at least someone out there still sees the importance of theology to the church.
Robin G. Jordan is back with another critique of the new ordinal recently released by the college of bishops in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Jordan is worked up about the issue since the ordinal is the guidebook from which our churches’ worship and liturgy is based.
Kristin Wolf asks a provocative but not surprising question in this age of gender-bending: What if Jesus were a woman?