Sunday, October 11, 2009

Systematic Theology

So my mom has been working all day on some school work that involves a lot of papers.  She keeps telling me it's something called Systematic Theology, whatever that is.

I thought I'd check it out this evening ...

Yaaaaaaaawn.  Seems pretty boring if you ask me.

Okay, let's see what I can get out of this stuff ...

So far nothing crazy.  Paul Tillich is talking about correlation, some guy named Karl Barth keeps saying how important Jesus is in the revelation of God.  Oh - and a lot feminist trinitarians are trying to re-write the language of "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" so there are feminine figures in the mix too.  I think I can handle this Systematic Theology stuff!!

Wait, what?!  Did I hear you right?!  James Cone says God is Black?!  What is this about a white distortion of God?!  He's setting a revolutionary mood?  Well I'm sure this gets people riled up in churches!!

Well, darn ... Mom says that Cone's theology is really important.  That sometimes it's okay to be a little radical.  That conversations about race and ethnic diversity are really important in the United States, especially now.

Well this stuff sure is giving me a headache.  I hope mom finishes her midterms soon!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!


  1. It's okay, Lilly - theology gives us ALL a headache. Luckily, all you have to do is look pretty and be cute to earn your kibble. Some of us have to push through the headaches and keep at it.

  2. Love this! I'll have to try this with Kole the next time I write a sermon :)

  3. My darlin' kitten isn't as helpful with my studying! He has decided that staples must be chewed out of all packets before i can get to them. but he's cuddly... so i'll keep giving him his kibbles


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