Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are taking a fair bit of criticism these days, and much of it is warranted. But one of the more worthwhile uses I’ve found for Twitter is to follow theologians on Twitter and to engage in conversation with them.
Theology is a conversation, and these days the conversation isn’t just limited to books or the halls of the academy. Today, anyone with a Twitter account can engage online with some of the finest theologians of our day.
Here are some of our favorite theologians * to follow on Twitter:
They represent a broad range of perspectives, and you likely won’t agree with any of them all the time, but they all are worth listening to. (We’ve limited this list to living theologians who primarily tweet in English — Sorry, @LeonardoBoff — and who are relatively active on Twitter — Sorry, @ProfRah.)
* We use the label “theologians” broadly here. All of the scholars featured below do theology in the broad sense of helping us understand God, the scriptural stories about God, and how we best live into the way of God. Not of them are theologians in the narrow academic sense, some are biblical scholars, some are ethicists, etc.
In alphabetical order of their Twitter handle:
(Or we’ve created a list where you
can follow along with the conversation.)
Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, professor @dukedivinity, social psychologist, public theologian, serving resistance
fam, my people, cousins, posse, community, neighbors, team, crew, image bearers, homies — soooo many options… https://t.co/cxjwBUC59O
— Christena Cleveland (@CSCleve) January 24, 2019
Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Franciscan Friar | Catholic priest | Theologian | Runner |
@ChicagoCTU Professor | @NCRonline columnist | @FrancisFXpod co-host
“We are all the more inclined to idolatry because we imagine that we are of all generations the most enlightened, the most objective, the most scientific, the most progressive and the most humane. This, in fact, is an ‘image’ of ourselves—an image which is false” —#ThomasMerton
— Daniel P. Horan, OFM (@DanHoranOFM) January 31, 2019
Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength | She/Her
Look what’s available for pre-order! #itsreallyhappening
— Dr. Chanequa (@drchanequa) January 26, 2019
Eboni Marshall Turman
Asst Professor @Yale l Author of Toward a Womanist Ethic l
Baptist preacher l Arts maniac l #1 Auntie I
Black philanthropy I Black excellence.
Sure have. https://t.co/SyZZstBqIJ
— Eboni MarshallTurman (@ebonithoughts) January 29, 2019
Husband/dad, C&MA pastor, author,
Anabaptist holiness evangelical missional theologian,
church planter, professor at @nseminary, work for @FExpressionsUS .
A post from two years ago … gave rise to my upcoming book ‘The Church of Us vs Them’ . https://t.co/HPvgCfBaKV
— David Fitch (@fitchest) January 31, 2019