To make a long story short, even though I’ve just told you the long version, I’ve been too busy to blog. You have no idea how ashamed I am to admit this, but I simply cannot deny it further. As a result, you will simply have to theologically stimulate yourself for the foreseeable future. Of course, I would not leave you bereft, dear brethren. I offer you the archives here at DET as a an impetus to your own reflection. Dig into them. See what’s there. In fact, try to find something embarrassing in there that I’ve forgotten about (and then tell me about it so I can spirit it away…). Who knows, you might even want to leave a comment and stoke the embers of a discussion grown cold. In fact, I’ll make it easy for you by listing a few things you might want to look at:
- “What is theology? Who is a theologian? Why should theology persist?” - We all ask questions like this from time to time, and if you don’t, you should! Surf over here and get my answers. Feel free to leave a comment agreeing with me.
- Index: Book Reviews - Did you know that DET offers a wealth of reflection on various books? I know! I was surprised and excited as well! In fact, let me tell you about a few of these reviews…
- “Rosalind Marshall on John Knox” - I must say that I was very disappointed when I posted this review and hardly anyone surfed over to read it. Knox is a really interesting guy, and Marshall does a good job on him.
- “‘Is the Reformation Over?’ by Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom” - Interesting question, no? Find out a bit about how the book answers that question, and get my own cantankerous reflections.
- “Gerhard Forde's ‘On Being a Theologian of the Cross’” - This review harkens from August of 2007. That feels like an eternity ago. I think I should re-read this book…
- “KBBC Index” - DET hosts four years of the Karl Barth Blog Conference proceedings. You can read them. Right now. For free. I’m not kidding.
So, there you have it. I’ll leave you to work on all that for a while, but I promise to think of you from time to time, and to return to regular posting as soon as possible. Until then, to steal the immortal words that we sort of suspect might reflect something like a thing Oliver Cromwell once said, “Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.”