Archives for October 8, 2013

What Is “Liberal Theology?”

During my career as a Christian theologian I have several times been accused of being either liberal or on the way to being liberal. The accusers clearly meant liberal as in "liberal theology"--not liberal politically (which I am). John Piper told me to my face that he perceived me as "on a liberal trajectory." (I immediately pictured myself being shot out of a cannon like the stuntmen in the old circuses!) Most recently Gerald McDermott has claimed that I and my fellow "meliorists" (I prefer … [Read more...]