Practical Theology and the Messiness of Life

Stephen Pattison wrote an article entitled, “A Vision of Pastoral Theology.” In the article, he places practical/pastoral theology in the realm of “soft knowledge.” He argues this type of knowledge comes from wisdom, intuition, and mystery. He further argues that practical theology thrives in the “messiness” of life. It is down to earth and real. Here […]

A Theologian You Need to Meet

Stanley Hauerwas calls him the “premier pastoral theologian of our time.” I first encountered him three years ago when I picked up his book on engaging the problem of evil. Since then, I have been trying to get my hands on everything he has written and I have not been disappointed yet. His theology is practical, […]

Pascal on Living in the Present

Blaise Pascal was a Christian philosopher, scientist, and mathematician that lived in the 1600’s. He had a sharp mind and wrote some helpful stuff. One of his famous works is titled Pensees, which is french for “thoughts.” The book is a compilation of meditations on various topics. The following is a quote from Pensees on living in […]