Power Theoblogians

Some new voices on the blogs by heavy hitters that are worth bookmarking:

TheBolgBlog by Ryan Bolger -Fuller Seminary

Staring Into The Distance, by Paul Roberts- The man behind Alternativeworship.org

YSMarko, by Mark O – Youth Specialites

BTW – All of us were together at a pub in Pasadena last month. Oh yeah – Pete Rollins is blogging also.

And you already knew that Scot McKnight is now blogging at Jesus Creed. How things have changed! A few months ago, the only theoblogian who worked in Academia that I had contact with was the illustrious Dr. Rev. Maggie Dawn. Great to see more of her calibre enter the risky world of blogdom.

This is what i am talking about . .. .

Ryan on Dr D.A. Carson’s book:

“If the goal of Becoming Conversant was simply to survey those authors who influence the Emerging Church, or those who influence the movement epistemologically, the right books were not selected. The attention on Brian McClaren plus a small number of other authors such as Spencer Burke, Steve Chalke, Dan Kimball, Dave Tomlinson distorts the discussion because these authors are not working to create an epistemology for the emerging church. My research among more than one hundred emerging church leaders indicates that other authors have had significant impact on emerging church thinking, authors such as Jack Caputo, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Nancey Murphy, Henry Nouwen, Miroslav Volf, Dallas Willard, N.T. Wright, and John Howard Yoder to start. Indeed, the books Becoming Conversant lists are significant, but just as with the lack of empirical research, it represents an anecdotal perspective on the emerging church.” Read full blogpost

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

8 Comments

  • tiny point of order oh tallskinny: you used to know another theoblogian who worked in academia and that was me; emergentkiwi, who pastors and lectures and has a phd 🙂

  • Dr Conrad Gempf, lecturer in New Testament at London School of Theology, also has a blog ‘Not QUite Art Not quite Living, which is wellworth a look. Great writing and always a different persepctive. Great stuff…

  • Thanks, Conrad just sent me his book and i am waiting for a spare moment to run a long hot bath, hop in the bubbles, and read the book. I look forward to it and will check out his blog.

  • Thank you for the somewhat daunting plug Andrew. I really appreciate it. However, in order to give true credit where it’s due, I should say that the real power behind the content of alternativeworship.org is Steve Collins, who did all the design and most of the content of the site. This is all the more remarkable since he also set up the excellent small ritual site as well. My efforts on alternativeworship.org are largely restricted to running the server and providing a modest amount of the content. Of course, now having a blog will test my theological metal like nothing else!

  • Further to Steve’s comment another theoblogian that’s been online recently is Philip Johnson at http://circleofpneuma.blogspot.com/. His specialty is in missional apologetics and old testament studies. Has lectured at the Presbyterian Theological Collage and Morling Baptist Collage in Sydney plus written a few books.

  • Further to Steve’s comment another theoblogian that’s been online recently is Philip Johnson at http://circleofpneuma.blogspot.com/. His specialty is in missional apologetics and old testament studies. Has lectured at the Presbyterian Theological Collage and Morling Baptist Collage in Sydney plus written a few books (co-authored with Ross Clifford and John Drane).

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