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  • March 2, 2009

    The Theologian is One Who Prays

    Friends:

    I was happy to receive a paper from Dr. Tim Sedgwick, the Vice President of VTS.
    The paper is a revised version of one he presented to the Lay Formators Group of Consortium faculty and staff at WTU last spring. I believe that this revised version is about to be published.

    He begins by quoting Evagrius Ponticus: ” The theologian is the one who prays truly, and on who prays truly is a theologian.”

    He goes on to say a little later: “Perhaps…theology as a divine science is more like poetry than the natural or social sciences. The knowledge of God is personal knowledge.” This statement is thought-provoking. I’m not sure that all in our Consortium would agree!

    After this provocative start, Tim discusses spiritual practices at length.
    He and I have discussed these over many years.

    I will enjoy seeing the published version!

    Peace,
    John