ChristianColleges.com’s Top 100 Theology Blogs: Part 4 (General Theology Post No.3)

by Anna Blanch on February 1, 2009

Post #4 in a series of review of Christiancolleges.com’s Top 100 theology blogs list. For details about the list, please see post #1 and #2 in the series. Links to all the posts in the series can be found at the bottom of the post. Please feel free to comment offering your own comments and analysis or suggesting other lists and blogs I should take a look at.

General Theology, part 3

Douglas Knight: Douglas Knight’s blog is subtitled “Resources for Christian Theology”. The blog is primarily devoted to promoting, Londoner and Graduate of King’s College London, Douglas Knight’s two books, The Eschatological Economy: Time and the hospitality of God and The Theology of John Zizioulas. Some of the quotes about the books describe them as “dense” and “erudite”; I contend that these words are also apt for Knight’s blog.

Making the Grade:
Scope – B
Quality
– A(-)
Theological Leanings – Anglican

New Epistles: Kevin Sam, a pastoral assistant and seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, is the author of this blog. He write posts on theology, spirituality, scripture and reviews of books on these topics and has lately been focusing on overviews and analysis of various biblical translations. His MO is discussing examples from various translations and exploring the ramifications for specific translation choices.

Making the Grade:
Scope – B
Quality
– B
Theological Leanings – Evangelical Lutheran

Biblical Theology: The blog of Matt Harmon, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace Theological Seminary, Biblical Theology primarily focuses on reviews of books on biblical theology and related topics.

Making the Grade:
Scope – B
Quality
– A
Theological Leanings – Evangelical Protestant

Christians in Context: Merrit deescribes this blog as “Christians in Context discusses Orthodox Christianity in a historical and contemporary context”. The subtitle is “from orthodoxy to orthopraxy.” The political leanings of the authorial team are clearer than their theological leanings (Republican Republican Republican…). The authors of this blog appear to be in their 20’s and are mainly involved in youth oriented ministries in California and Florida. thbis blog mainly focuses on Christians appearing in mainstream cultural contexts (Haggard on Oprah) and the use of mainstream culture in church contexts.

Making the Grade:
Scope – C
Quality
– B-
Theological Leanings – conservative protestant (beyond that, hard to tell….)

Jesus Creed: Scot McKnight writes about Jesus and Orthodox faith as it relates to current theology. I thought i’d let him speak from himself from his own bio:

“Scot McKnight is a widely-recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois). A popular and witty speaker, Dr. McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly asked to speak in local churches and educational events. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986).”

What i will say is that McKnight overviews an impressive array of sites and other links he has stumbled upon (though not necessatily stumbled…if you know what i mean). This is one link, a test to determine what you religion really is, is worth checking out!

Making the Grade:
Scope – A
Quality
– A-
Theological Leanings – Orthodox

Revelation is Real: Tony Siew (LLB (Canterbury, NZ), BTheol, PhD),, A singaporean, is a Lecturer in New Testament, Trinity Theological College, is the author of Revelation is Real and “The War between the Two Beasts and the Two Witnesses: A Chiastic Reading of Rev 11:1-14:5” (LSNT 283; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2005) and this blog. Siew is careful to point out that “All views in my blog are my personal views and they do not represent the views of any Church or Institution”. Siew posts about his pastoral life and experiences teaching and preaching. When posting on specific biblical passages he usually posts on Revelation.

Making the Grade:
Scope – C
Quality
– B+
Theological Leanings – Anglican (?)

Related Posts in the Review Series
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – General Theology (Post 1)
Part 3 – General Theology (Post 2)
Part 4 – General Theology (Post 3)
Part 5 – General Theology (Post 4)
Part 6 – Criticism
Part 7 – Politics
Part 8 – History
Part 9 – Academic (Part 1)
Part 10 – Academic (Part 2)
Part 11 – Clergy
Part 12 – Writings (Part 1)
Part 13 – Writings (Part 2)
Part 14 – Society and Culture
Summary and Wrap up

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