Some claim we need those who are intentionally ‘on a par’ with academic theologians in our universities to engage with contemporary theological issues. To a large extent, however, contemporary theology is pursued by people who make no pretense of being ‘Christian,’ working in non-confessional institutions. If true theology is the fruit of engagement with the Bible set in the context of the local church, then much of what passes for theology is not theology at all. Why do we allow such people to set the agenda?
–Tim Chester and Steve Timmis, Total Church, p. 161.