A Fishing Story -- The Accessibility of Theology (after Google)
I want to return to sharing some of the videos from Theology after Google. Jonathan Walton, a religious studies professor at the University of California, Riverside, and a regular contributor to Religion Dispatches, speaks to the question of speaking to the broader public about theology -- suggesting through a fish story that we not underestimate the intelligence of ordinary people or to believe that the more inaccessible that we make something the deeper it is. He also offers a warning to those of us who seek to be so accessible to the broader public -- whether the blogosphere or the church -- that we become inaccessible to those who need us most.
I've enjoyed reading Jonathan at Religion Dispatches -- and I think you'll enjoy his brief presentation, which is followed by some questions about speaking to issues from a progressive theological position.