There are some very important national conversations taking place these days. Few people seem to be saying anything grounded in theology.
Designating a person “in residence” to think about theology may seem like a luxury. But for the church, making room for such work may be a necessity.
It happens all the time: I’m reading a beautiful piece of theology, and while the thinker is waxing on elegantly about God and man, he barrels in on the subject of women or Jewish people, and suddenly I’m hit by a barrage of nastiness.