Conversations, News, VOLUME 12

25 Theologians to Follow on Twitter!

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.)

 
Christena Cleveland
@CSCleve
Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, professor @dukedivinity, social psychologist, public theologian, serving resistance


 
Daniel P. Horan, OFM
@DanHoranOFM
Franciscan Friar | Catholic priest | Theologian | Runner |
@ChicagoCTU Professor | @NCRonline columnist | @FrancisFXpod co-host


 
Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
@drchanequa
Author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength | She/Her


 
Eboni Marshall Turman
@ebonithoughts
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.


 
David Fitch
@fitchest
Husband/dad, C&MA pastor, author,
Anabaptist holiness evangelical missional theologian,
church planter, professor at @nseminary, work for @FExpressionsUS .


 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim
@Gracejisunkim  
Author 16 Books:PlanetarySolidarity;
MotherDaughterSpeak; Embracing the Other;
InterculturalMinistry; HereIAm; GraceOfSopha,
Prof ESR, speaker, minister, Mom of 3

 
Greg Boyd
@greg_boyd
Theologian, teacher, author, drummer (NDY),
& power metal addict. Greg & Shelley have
been married 39 yrs, have 3 adult children,
& 5 ADORABLE grand children.


 
James K.A. Smith
@james_ka_smith
Philosophy, Calvin College; editor in chief,
@Image_Journal; author of ON THE ROAD WITH
SAINT AUGUSTINE (2019) + YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE (2016)


 
J. Kameron Carter
@jkameroncarter
Indiana Univ. Black studies, poetry & performance,
relg & theology. Author, Race: A Theological Account;
on the way, Black Rapture: A Poetics of the Sacred


 
Joel B. Green
@JoelBGreen
The first step is a close
reading of the text…


 
Jonathan L. Walton
@jonathanlwalton
Harvard University: Plummer Professor of
Christian Morals; Screen addicted dad;
Positive tweeter, Lover of ATL Falcons;
Instagram & Facebook: @jonathanlwalton


 
Kate Bowler
@KatecBowler
Professor @DukeDivinity + @FaithLeadership Author
+ Podcast Host of #EverythingHappens
for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved).
Incurable optimist.


 
Latinx Theology
@LatinoTheology
Highlighting the lived experience
and theological reflection of U.S. Latinxs.
Committed to the Catholic faith,
ecumenism, interfaith dialogue.


 
Dr Maggi Dawn
@maggidawn
Socially liberal. Theologically orthodox.
Liturgically sacramental. Hermeneutically
creative. Temperamentally ecumenical.


 
Matthew Kaemingk
@matthewkaemingk 
Professor | Theology, Ethics, and Culture |
Fuller Seminary.
Christian politics and Muslim immigration.


 
Miroslav Volf
@MiroslavVolf
Jessica’s husband, Nathanael’s,
Aaron’s and Mira’s dad. Author of
*Flourishing: Why We Need Religion
in a Globalized World.*


 
Natalia Imperatori
@nimperatori
Catholic theologian, professor, feminist.
Cuban-American mom in NYC. Church nerd, cross-stitcher.


 
Norman Wirzba
@NWirzba
Prof. @DukeDivinity
Author, Food and Faith


 
Queer Theology
@QTheology
Inspiration, encouragement, & community
for #LGBTQ #Christians & straight,
cis supporters bc we have more to offer
the world than what we are not #QueerTheology

 
Randy Woodley
@randywoodley7
Married w/4 children, Native American
(Keetoowah), Spiritual, farmer, professor,
activist, writer, Ph.D. Intercultural Studies

 
Scot McKnight
@scotmcknight
Professor @nseminary


 
Serene Jones
@SereneJones
President and Johnston Family Professor
of Religion and Democracy at @UnionSeminary.
Proud mother. Fierce theologian.


 
Therese Lysaught
@ThereseLysaught
theologian • mission & bioethics •
@LoyolaBioethics & IPS • connecting
Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice •
#CBSJ • unmasking neoliberalism’s invisible grip


 
Wil Gafney
@WilGafney
Womanist Hebrew Bible scholar|
professor|priest|vet No: biblical illiteracy|
white supremacy|patriarchy #BriteBible Books:
#DaughtersOfMiriam #WomanistMidrash


 
Women In Theology
@WomenInTheology
A shared blog by academically
trained women theologians who
write from a Christian ecumenical
and often feminist perspective.

 
 

What other theologians 
would you add to this list?

(Use the comments below or Tweet us @ERBks)

 






C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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14 Comments

  1. James Bryan Smith

  2. Thomas Jay Oord

  3. Follow ZoraWrite @RevSistahGirl

  4. @nativebelievers

  5. Jeanne Mascott Befano

    Nadia Bolz-Webber (SHAMELESS af) @Sarcasticluther.

  6. @RobertEllsberg
    @Matthew_Shadle

  7. Fr. Mitch Pacwa
    Scott Hahn

  8. Thanks for sharing this list! Hope it serves to reflect the vibrancy of the #GoodNews in these times of change.

  9. Kevin Ahern
    @kevin_ahern

  10. David Deane https://twitter.com/ddeanetheology Sterling credentials. This Irish theologian has spent time in the US and now lives in Canada. I don’t agree with everything but, as a Catholic, I would follow only him, if I had to choose only one.