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  1. Tom Wilson says:

    That’s because the average Theologian thinks and lives like they are separated from the average person. Plus the fact that living up to their theology is beyond possibility even for themselves keeps people feeling they are dependent upon them. Many are also foolish enough to believe the theologians themselves are super humans who live up to their impossible theology.

  2. Adam Julians says:

    Someone on a student radio when they heard my comedy act said that they had never heard a theologian talk like that. I had a good time and the audience seemed to as well. For me this (or similar) is about making theology relevant or at least felt to be relevant.

    On the other side of the coin David, your cartoon challenges me to be relevant. It can be somewhat of an ivory tower and there is always the danger of the ego taking over as there is for anyone else.

    If I were to say that I was not guilty of being as the characters in the cartoon at times then I wouldn’t be completely truthful. The principle of the theological college I went to had a saying “theology is useless – unless it is applied theology”.

    I think he was right. I try to remember that.

    I find hanging out in comedy clubs, bars and cafes and with friends that I can trust with their honesty helps me keep my feet on the ground.