four pedagogies of theological study
Jay Phelan is president of North Park Theological Seminary, and he gave a short address to a still somewhat bleary-eyed room at 9am in the morning. But his topic was the four pedagogies of theological education. Approaching the various disciplines within theological study, we must keep in mind:
- Interpretation - we interpret the Text and we interpret the world around us.
- Formation - self-awareness is foundational to spiritual formation.
- Contextualization - learning to balance rude assertion vs. limp accommodation (here he quoted some Leslie Newbigin).
- Performance/Praxis - the church is not simply about what we believe, but what we do.