“Theology does more than train people for ministry. It shapes the church’s collective imagination.”

I interviewed Geoff Thompson about his new book, A Genuinely Theological Church: Ministry, Theology, and the Uniting Church. We dive into his robust and dynamic definition of theology (looking especially at the role of imagination in theology, and how theology is marked by puzzling proclamations, unexpected tangents and strangeness), we discuss the novel and particular nature of Christian confession, the post-Christendom church, the missional vocation of theology, and much, much more.

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Geoff Thompson is Coordinator of Studies: Systematic Theology at Pilgrim Theological College part of the University of Divinity. His writings include Disturbing Much Disturbing Many: Theology Provoked by the Basis of Union, Jesus Christ According to the Basis of Union, and the forthcoming Doctrine: a guide for the Perplexed.

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