Following Ben Myers’ new meme, here’s a list of my own “theological confessions”:
I confess: I really do think Balthasar was a better and more interesting theologian than Barth.
I confess: I’ve never really read much Frei or Lindbeck.
I confess: If I wasn’t a “new monastic” free-church protestant, I’m pretty sure I’d be a Roman Catholic.
I confess: I think Rowan Williams is the best archbishop of Cantebury and theologian of the Anglican communion since Cranmer.
I confess: Whenever I hear the world “sola” I throw up a little bit. In my mouth.
I confess: I think Robert Jenson is the best theologian writing today.
I confess: I stand with the church’s traditional teaching on marriage and sex.
I confess: I think that T.F. Torrance, Colin Gunton, and Robert Jenson carry on and develop Barth’s theological heritage in a better and more interesting way than John Webster, Bruce McCormack, and George Hunsinger.
I confess: I think that dogmatic precision can often come at the cost of theological faithfulness and creativity.
I confess: I think that Henri de Lubac, not Rahner, Schillebeeckx, or even Balthasar is the greatest Catholic theologian of the 20th Century.