My name’s Scott Lipscomb. I’m from Richmond, VA, though as of August of 2012 I started a Masters in Theology at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan. I’m theologically traditional, for the most part, but politically radical. I’m intensely interested in helping to articulate a theology for the modern church that is at once traditionally valid, spiritually appealing, and philosophically valid while also being engaged with the problems of modern society and prepared to stand on the side of the poor, oppressed, and marginalized.
On this blog, then, I’ll focus my time on two distinct, though not unrelated currents:
- How we think about God, what we mean by that word, “God”, and what it means for our lives. I want to eject a lot of the bad theology that’s built up over the centuries, glean out some of the really excellent traditions that are our collective heritage, and move forward with a theology that’s robust and relevant.
- What faith means for politics, economics, and our personal lives. What does faith in God mean when it comes to social justice, to war, to tax policy? A faith that says nothing about human life is less than worthless, it’s a distraction. The Jewish and Christian traditions (to say nothing of all the others) have had a lot to say about the pursuit of justice. We need to keep that dialogue going.
So the topics I’ll tackle here will be pretty diverse, though for me they will all have common threads running through them. If you want to dig into a specific topic, the easiest way would be to use the Categories over on the right to navigate to posts on a variety of topics, from super-nerdy theology and philosophy to discussions of politics, and even a bit of poorly written poetry!
Comments, critiques, questions, and thoughts more than welcome! Thanks for reading; may the Peace of the Lord always be with you.