90% of the liberal/progressive theology on this website is shitty
I guess the thing is for me, people move past historically held doctrines just ‘cause. (this is coming from someone who denies omnipotence, ex nihilo, and others) If you’re going to part with a majority of Christian history you should have a reason why you’re parting with it, like it poses a moral or logical issue to you. Then you should only part with it if you can provide a legitimate alternative that has potential to work systematically with other complimentary theologies.
I dunno. I’m in the radical/post-liberal camp it seems and liberal theology feels so fragmented and scattered. We can do better.
Two presuppositions need to be discussed here:
- Why does theology have to work ‘systematically’? If you’re still holding to Process theology, it would be hard to ‘systematize’ something so fluid.
- The very nature of providing a personal ‘moral or logical issue’ and then constructing ‘a legitimate alternative’ logically leads to being ‘fragmented and scattered’ from other people’s constructions because theological construction, in this sense, is individualized. The underlying subject is ‘you’, and when it is ‘you’ constructing a theology to be in harmony with an ‘us’ or ‘we’, then of course it’s going to be fragmented and scattered, because the very process is fragmented and scattered to begin with.