Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Theological Terms?

For a little laugh today, here's a list of new theological terms from the website jesus the radical pastor :

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