Theology Lists

Russ Reeves (
Wed, 29 May 1996 19:39:06 +0000

There are two theology discussion lists, each with it's own style.

1) Theology

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The general tenor is very conservative, and participants are
assumed to uphold inerrancy. Debates are usually on topics like
dispensationalism, freewill (the current debate), etc. A recent
discussion on "Can God make a rock so big he can't lift it"
drove me off the list for a few weeks. There are few (if any)
professional theologians on the list (whether that's good or bad,
I'll let you be the judge <g>). Someone recently suggested the
relationship between baptism and salvation for a discussion
topic, though they inaccurately stated that the Campbellites
(which, for those who don't know, are the heirs of the
Stone-Campbell movement, out of which grew the churches of
Christ, Disciples of Christ, and Independent Christian
Churches/Churches of Christ. It's generally a term of derision,
but we don't mind too much) teach baptismal regeneration.

2) Theologos

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Generally more academic, with a wider variety of participants
(Orthodox, Anglican, Anabaptist, Evangelical, etc.) and (IMO)
more interesting topics. The Eucharist is the big topic at the
moment, with some excellent comments from a variety of
traditions. Also generally a more irenic forum - I've never seen
anyone accused as being the "spawn of Satan" here <g>. Also, my
general impression is that you'll receive a better response if
you bring in a discussion on greek (I'm sure some on the other
list know greek, but it isn't used much).

Russ Reeves