Introducing the CCDA Theological Journal
The CCDA National Conference has always been a place where academics and practitioners can connect and engage in dialogue. It is this connection that keeps our theology grounded and our practice sound. But what about the rest of the year? The Theology Committee of our CCDA board is publishing a Theological Journal to keep the dialogue going.
The Theological Journal is designed to enable our practitioners to capably integrate theological concepts into their practice. The articles will be written by CCDA members and will challenge us to go deeper theologically, while giving us language that will allow us to dialogue outside of The Academy. Theological reflection and engagement among practitioners and with our neighbors can often be strange bedfellows, but this should not be the case. A significant focus of this first edition will speak to why we need more theology and dialogue, giving historical and Biblical precedent for engagement, helping us explain who we are and why we do what we do. Building on that foundation, the journal will then address the theology and practices of reconciliation, shalom, self-perceptions of the oppressed, and multiculturalism within churches. Contributors include Vince Bantu, Soong-Chan Rah, M. Daniel Carroll, Chris Jehle, Sydney Park, Randy Woodley, Chanequa Walker-Barnes and Curtiss Paul DeYoung.