Ben over at Faith and Theology has discovered a new meme going around. It is a “confessional” meme, where the theologically minded reveal their deepest, darkest secrets. here are my “confessions.”
I Confess: It is a shame that many theologians are dismissive of philosophy.
I Confess: That Tillich’s “method of correlation” isn’t as evil as many conservatives think.
I Confess: That much American theology is several steps behind European thought.
I Confess: That America is behind Europe primarily due to an over literalist reading of the Bible.
I Confess: That more than 1/2 of the books i own are either unfinished or completely unread.
I Confess: That @ times i’m not completely sure that even Barth himself understood what he was saying.
I Confess: That i get highly annoyed with the doctrine of “particular election.”
I Confess: That i get highly agitated when theologians who write “simplistic” books for all the church are accused of trying to manipulate or deceive.
I Confess: I love Gregory Boyd’s work, even though i wouldn’t necessarily call myself an open theist anymore.
I Confess: I believe in the ontological existence of the devil, demons, angels, etc.
I Confess: That unlike Ben, i’ve found that my initial reading of Gunton has provided much satisfaction and excitement..
I Confess: That i don’t understand the concern that theology can/should be considered a science.
I Confess: That T.F. Torrance stopped me from giving up on Reformed thought.
I Confess: That i don’t actually know what a “meme” is, although after this i think that i have the idea.