My name is Callid Keefe-Perry and I am an independent scholar of postmodern theology, an improv actor, spoken word artist, educator and consultant, Member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and, with my wife Kristina, the convener of the Rochester Emergent Christian Cohort. If you would like more information about me feel free to check out my personal homepage. Most of my work connects to theopoetics, the idea that language can shape our experience. I like to think of myself as a pragmatic idealist, so while I dream big, I also focus on the nitty-gritty. That is also the founding spirit of this blog, The Image of Fish. It is at least partially inspired by the following paraphrased Marshall McLuhanisms:
1. While we don't know who discovered water, we are pretty sure it wasn't the fish.
2. Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.
It seems to me that much of the what theology is about is trying to notice what it is we are swimming around in while we're still in it. That doesn't condemn or condone theology per se, but it does mean that our task is harder than if we were studying something else. Furthermore, if theology is to be useful it should be accessible to folks who aren't theologians themselves. Thus this project is an attempt to engage theological topics and provide possible "So What" scenarios where theology can be seen to actually matter. I hope The Image of Fish will provide theological education in short segments that are accurate, condensed, and useful to folks outside of academia. Where I'll end up is yet to be discovered.
The explorer is totally inconsistent. He never knows at what moment he will make some startling discovery. And consistency is a meaningless term to apply to an explorer. If he wanted to be consistent he would stay home. –McLuhan