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.
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.)
Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, professor @dukedivinity, social psychologist, public theologian, serving resistance
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
Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Franciscan Friar | Catholic priest | Theologian | Runner |
@ChicagoCTU Professor | @NCRonline columnist | @FrancisFXpod co-host
“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” —#ThomasMerton
Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength | She/Her
Look what’s available for pre-order! #itsreallyhappening
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 … #Amazon
Eboni Marshall Turman
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.
Husband/dad, C&MA pastor, author,
Anabaptist holiness evangelical missional theologian,
church planter, professor at @nseminary, work for @FExpressionsUS .
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 …
Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Author 16 Books:PlanetarySolidarity;
MotherDaughterSpeak; Embracing the Other;
InterculturalMinistry; HereIAm; GraceOfSopha,
Prof ESR, speaker, minister, Mom of 3
ICYMI: thank you @ERBks for including #HealingOurBrokenHuamnity 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
Theologian, teacher, author, drummer (NDY),
& power metal addict. Greg & Shelley have
been married 39 yrs, have 3 adult children,
& 5 ADORABLE grand children.
James K.A. Smith
Philosophy, Calvin College; editor in chief,
@Image_Journal; author of ON THE ROAD WITH
SAINT AUGUSTINE (2019) + YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE (2016)
“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”
J. Kameron Carter
Indiana Univ. Black studies, poetry & performance,
relg & theology. Author, Race: A Theological Account;
on the way, Black Rapture: A Poetics of the Sacred
Joel B. Green
The first step is a close
reading of the text…
“Where Is Christianity Headed? The View from 2019” — important reflections from Wes Granberg-Michaelson: https://buff.ly/2QBRB48
Jonathan L. Walton
Harvard University: Plummer Professor of
Christian Morals; Screen addicted dad;
Positive tweeter, Lover of ATL Falcons;
Instagram & Facebook: @jonathanlwalton
Professor @DukeDivinity + @FaithLeadership Author
+ Podcast Host of #EverythingHappens
for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved).
“True, it isn’t much fun for One, but Two can stick together,” says Pooh. “That’s how it is.”
It is #WinnieThePoohDay with a bear here to remind us that in love and in pain, we belong to each other.
Highlighting the lived experience
and theological reflection of U.S. Latinxs.
Committed to the Catholic faith,
ecumenism, interfaith dialogue.
Dr Maggi Dawn
Socially liberal. Theologically orthodox.
Liturgically sacramental. Hermeneutically
creative. Temperamentally ecumenical.