So a friend of mine handed this book to me to read several months back. I finally finished up what I’d been reading–The Kalahari Typing School for Men, #4 in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith–and decided it was time to get rolling on How (Not) to Speak of God, by Peter Rollins, founder of the Ikon Community in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
So far it’s good, thought-provoking stuff. Maybe I’ll get around to saying more once I finished it, but for now, I’m enjoying a short book on theology (136 pages). Rollins carefully eludes the conservative-liberal classic divide in modern conversation, though each group might have difficulty feeling that is the case. I haven’t quite identified the language for what he’s doing yet, but it’s something like living with the inherant tensions of faith. But he avoids framing it in terms of lived in tension in favor of speaking of “going beyond…” the 2-camp version of theological debates. I’m interested to see where the conversation goes.