There is a new society in Chicago taking up concerns with respect to the pastor as theologian. The name of the group is The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET). Persons interested in this kind of work may check out the website link at the right.
A new article about the pastor-as-theologian may also provide stimulus and conversation: go to http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2011/01/the-pastor-as-wider-theologian-whatrsquos-wrong-with-theology-today.
Gerald Hiestand asks, Whatever happened to wider theologians like Wesley, Luther, Calvin, King, Bonhoeffer? All were pastors first-and-foremost, yet all were theologians of the first order.
Persons reading this article will come away with good solid insights. I highly recommend it.