I currently own the urls for WildTheology. I was excited to find that they had not been taken, and were available. Now, I know that the mashup of these two words may evoke fear, or critical questioning on the part of the average theologian, or astute and religiously inclined person, but that is perhaps exactly what drives me to find interest in the term “Wild Theology.”
1. Average thinking is not something I am interested in being a part of. I fear living n inconsequential life. That fear may be among the most driving forces in my life, and disappearing into the warp and woof of our culture does not seem to mesh with the activity of the Christ I follow. Not adding color to that fabric is not an option either. And so, it seems that many mission models I have traditionally been provided are too tame.
2. The theological descriptions of God, of this world, and of the interaction between the two seem far tamer than my experience would suggest. Few theological frameworks provide a wild enough grace, a wild enough freedom, a wild enough interaction with the living God than I have discovered to be active in my own life. So, I wonder, has our theology tamed our faith – tamed our church life – tamed our mission, and subjected it to a box of experience unrecognizable to the apostles of the book of Acts?
I am not sure how WildTheology.com/org/net will develop yet. They still await my commands to bring them into life, but I am hoping there are at least a few other adventurists willing to follow join this adventure that is life and mission with Christ.