To use the contemporary lingo, the lack of missional clarity underlies the greater share of the reason why I’m so inconsistent in posting to this blog. Some can allow their blog to be a kind of open diary. These blogs become a sort of mood ring for the opening decade of the 21st century. I don’t want that to happen here.
So here is a little more information:
My name is Van, and I have variously worked as a Theology faculty member, a university library director, and, presently, an educational consultant.
My academic interest is Historical Theology. I hold an STM in this field in addition to my library degree (MSLIS). I am presently ABD on a PhD in Historical Theology, hoping to rectify that problem in the not too distant future.
In short, here is the thrust of this blog: Christianity, as we know it institutionally, is in a bad way – no matter what your theological proclivities happen to be. I like to write up things that might help us understand why this is the case. Occasionally, I might criticize some notion of our current Christianity (or Christianity Today, if you prefer). At other times, I may use these pages to inform the readers of some distant past theologies and theologians that/who demonstrated a gravitas not seen much these days. At still other times, I may prefer to analyse a point of conflict within the church.