The annual theological conversation has been inked. We'll be meeting with Miroslav Volf at Yale University Divinity School, February 6-8, 2006. The event will be co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, and possibly by a publishing company as well -- hopefully, this will keep the registration fee as low as possible.
Sometime this summer, we will officially announce the costs, accomodations, etc. In the past, we have attempted to keep the theological conversation at around 100 participants, so as to keep it conversational. This event is sure to have a lot of interest, so watch this space for registration details.
In the meantime, you can buy some books by Miroslav and get reading! You can also follow the thoughts of Chris Scharen, the director of the Faith as a Way of Life Project at Yale here. He's totally into U2, so you'll get some of that. You'll also get gems like this:
miroslav offered a basic template for thinking theologically and we'll seek some short guides like this for practicing thinking theologically because it really does seem that tony [sorry about the self-referential moment here] is right--it is key, we can practice it, and only if we practice it can it become second nature, and serve a way of life that is deeply christian.
miroslav's template of questions:
who is god.
what is god doing in the world.
how is god achieving this.
who are we.
where are we going.
how are we supposed to get there.
connecting the two.
what should we ultimately trust.
how should we order our trusts, provisional and ultimate.