Nearly everyone talks about God sooner or later. Even when our conversations sound far from faith, they grow out of longings and move toward something greater than the Self. Uncle Karl (Barth) said that there is no genuinely profane speech and that at the end of the day, “there is only talk about God.” (CD I/1, 47) Sometimes our chatter is lucid and dripping with life; other times who knows what we are saying!
Since I am a professor of theology (Earlham School of Religion) I actually get paid for talking about God, faith, the world, and other odds and ends. This probably means I should be more lucid than I am. Nevertheless, thinking about these things is made much better when done in the company of others–thus, the decision to launch this blog. I’ll write about theology, comment on events of religious significance, and press some matters in the wild and wonderful world of Quakers. I’ll also keep you up-to-date on some of my reading and writing projects. I welcome any comments, thoughts, and so on, that are offered in a spirit of open exploration and theological wonder.