A couple weeks ago I started a (paper) journal for my Th.M. thesis. It is intended as a place for ponderings, research notes, gathered bits, etc. When the bits coalesce sufficiently, I will post them here. Here are some initial questions to ponder:

  • Is there one biblical ecclesiology? If so, what are its essential elements and how might those elements present in various times and cultures? [arose after re-skimming An Introduction to Ecclesiology by Karkkainen]
  • How does the nature of the Trinity relate to the nature of humanity? What effect does this relationship have on the nature of the ecclesia? [arose while skimming Volf’s After Our Likeness in preparation for an upcoming Contemporary Theology session]