From my expansive reading, I’ve come to see the need for some new theological vocabulary.
wishonal church– those longing to be a missional church
hermesleuthtics– the process of finding “secrets” in the biblical text, i.e., the “secrets” of a successful marriage, blah, blah, blah…
Calvinblistic– vitriolic language used by classical determinists to excoriate others
Empireronomics– the results of detecting the concept of “empire” permeating the biblical text
superslapsarianism– Reformed seminarians slapping each other a high five (points).
Obamalogy– discovering how Barak Obama is closer to Jesus than ________________.
Old Testosteronement– a Texas manual of new sexual insights into the “Song of Songs”
N.T. Wrightitis– a rash some conservatives get when reading Tom Wright’s views on Pauline theology
theosystemicide– the decline of interest in systematic theology
“Tickling the ears”– hearing more from P. T. about the Great Emergence
Bible Belt Buckle– a Southern Baptist blackberry dessert casserole
Hallelacunae! — the joyful shout textual critics make when they resolve a crucial textual issue