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So grateful and honored to be on this list of “25 Theologians to Follow on Twitter!”  Thank you always Englewood Review of Books for such an honor.

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are taking a fair bit of criticism these days, and much of it is warranted. But one of the more worthwhile uses I’ve found for Twitter is to follow theologians on Twitter and to engage in conversation with them.

Theology is a conversation, and these days the conversation isn’t just limited to books or the halls of the academy. Today, anyone with a Twitter account can engage online with some of the finest theologians of our day.

25 Theologians to Follow on Twitter!

Here are some of our favorite theologians * to follow on Twitter:

They represent a broad range of perspectives, and you likely won’t agree with any of them all the time, but they all are worth listening to. (We’ve limited this list to living theologians who primarily tweet in English — Sorry, @LeonardoBoff — and who are relatively active on Twitter — Sorry, @ProfRah.)

We use the label “theologians” broadly here. All of the scholars featured below do theology in the broad sense of helping us understand God, the scriptural stories about God, and how we best live into the way of God. Not of them are theologians in the narrow academic sense, some are biblical scholars, some are ethicists, etc.


 

In alphabetical order of their Twitter handle:

(Or we’ve created a list where you 
can follow along with the conversation.)

Christena Cleveland
@CSCleve
Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, professor @dukedivinity, social psychologist, public theologian, serving resistance

Christena Cleveland

@CSCleve

fam, my people, cousins, posse, community, neighbors, team, crew, image bearers, homies — soooo many options…

marcus halley@word_made_FRESH

Dear Church Leaders,
Consider not using “Brothers and Sisters” or “Sisters and Brothers.” Let’s make strides to include our trans and non-binary siblings. Consider other, more inclusive alternatives: “Friends…” “Siblings…” “Y’all…”24

See Christena Cleveland’s other Tweets

Daniel P. Horan, OFM
@DanHoranOFM
Franciscan Friar | Catholic priest | Theologian | Runner |
@ChicagoCTU Professor | @NCRonline columnist | @FrancisFXpod co-host

Daniel P. Horan, OFM

@DanHoranOFM

“We are all the more inclined to idolatry because we imagine that we are of all generations the most enlightened, the most objective, the most scientific, the most progressive and the most humane. This, in fact, is an ‘image’ of ourselves—an image which is false” —

Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
@drchanequa
Author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength | She/Her

Dr. Chanequa@drchanequa

Look what’s available for pre-order!

I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconcil… https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802877206/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_tai_SWgtCb1P2WQAY 

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Eboni Marshall Turman
@ebonithoughts
Asst Professor @Yale l Author of Toward a Womanist Ethic l
Baptist preacher l Arts maniac l #1 Auntie I
Black philanthropy I Black excellence.

Eboni MarshallTurman@ebonithoughts

Sure have.

Eboni MarshallTurman@ebonithoughts

“Women have been talking about God for a long time…”https://www.girlsatlibrary.com/interviews/eboni-marshall-turman @girlsatlibrary @YaleDivSchool

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See Eboni MarshallTurman’s other Tweets

David Fitch
@fitchest
Husband/dad, C&MA pastor, author,
Anabaptist holiness evangelical missional theologian,
church planter, professor at @nseminary, work for @FExpressionsUS .

David Fitch@fitchest

A post from two years ago … gave rise to my upcoming book ‘The Church of Us vs Them’ . https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156307903628277&id=680663276 

See David Fitch’s other Tweets

Grace Ji-Sun Kim
@Gracejisunkim  
Author 16 Books:PlanetarySolidarity;
MotherDaughterSpeak; Embracing the Other;
InterculturalMinistry; HereIAm; GraceOfSopha,
Prof ESR, speaker, minister, Mom of 3

Grace Ji-Sun Kim@Gracejisunkim

ICYMI: thank you @ERBks for including co-written with @GrahamJGHill in your “The Trending Bookcase – Books Readers Are Talking About!” @ivpress https://bit.ly/2HDE64U  order ur copy https://amzn.to/2OtctdY 

Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World

We live in conflicted times.Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconc…amazon.com

See Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s other Tweets

Greg Boyd
@greg_boyd
Theologian, teacher, author, drummer (NDY),
& power metal addict. Greg & Shelley have
been married 39 yrs, have 3 adult children,
& 5 ADORABLE grand children.

Greg Boyd@greg_boyd

It’s possible that a broken-off piece of a long-abandoned satellite will strike you dead if you go outside today, but if you’re rational, you are willing to act on the assumption that this won’t happen. Some people can’t muster up that level of faith.

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See Greg Boyd’s other Tweets

James K.A. Smith
@james_ka_smith
Philosophy, Calvin College; editor in chief,
@Image_Journal; author of ON THE ROAD WITH
SAINT AUGUSTINE (2019) + YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE (2016)

James K.A. Smith@james_ka_smith

“The most obvious difference between nineteenth-century novels and twentieth-century novels is that the nineteenth-century ones are better.”

–Iris Murdoch, “Existentialists and Mystics”

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See James K.A. Smith’s other Tweets

J. Kameron Carter
@jkameroncarter
Indiana Univ. Black studies, poetry & performance,
relg & theology. Author, Race: A Theological Account;
on the way, Black Rapture: A Poetics of the Sacred

Felonious Monk@jkameroncarter

Words know much more about us than we know about them — Aimé Césaire

35 people are talking about this

Joel B. Green
@JoelBGreen
The first step is a close
reading of the text…

Joel B. Green@JoelBGreen

“Where Is Christianity Headed? The View from 2019” — important reflections from Wes Granberg-Michaelson: https://buff.ly/2QBRB48 

See Joel B. Green’s other Tweets

Jonathan L. Walton 
@jonathanlwalton
Harvard University: Plummer Professor of
Christian Morals; Screen addicted dad;
Positive tweeter, Lover of ATL Falcons;
Instagram & Facebook: @jonathanlwalton

Jonathan L. Walton

@jonathanlwalton

Those who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities.
In your mercy, Lord. Hear our prayer.

Kate Bowler 
@KatecBowler
Professor @DukeDivinity + @FaithLeadership Author
+ Podcast Host of #EverythingHappens
for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved).
Incurable optimist.

Kate Bowler

@KatecBowler

“True, it isn’t much fun for One, but Two can stick together,” says Pooh. “That’s how it is.”

It is with a bear here to remind us that in love and in pain, we belong to each other.

See Kate Bowler’s other Tweets

Latinx Theology
@LatinoTheology
Highlighting the lived experience
and theological reflection of U.S. Latinxs.
Committed to the Catholic faith,
ecumenism, interfaith dialogue.

Latinx Theology@LatinoTheology

Dr Maggi Dawn
@maggidawn
Socially liberal. Theologically orthodox.
Liturgically sacramental. Hermeneutically
creative. Temperamentally ecumenical.

Dr Maggi Dawn@maggidawn

“I want women to turn their minds to big and difficult jobs; not just to go on hugging the shore, afraid to put out to sea.”
—Ethel Mary Smyth, composer.

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