Welcome to Hobo Theology!
The idea of “Hobo” Theology refers to two concepts…
Theology on the way. Theology lives and moves. It expands and deepens as we mature and grow in our faith. Hobo Theology recognizes theology is a journey, a process (sometimes called pilgrim theology or theologia viatorum). We therefore live with questions and hold our theology with humility and wonder. We admit we understand dimly now and yet anticipate understanding better down the road (1 Corinthians 13:12). So we embrace the journey gladly.
People on the way. Christians are spiritual hobos (1 Peter 2:11). We do not belong on earth (Hebrews 11:13). We’re just passing through. We see and savor the passing sights, but ultimately, we fix our eyes on a future destination, on a future glory. Also, the term “hobo” is a nod to the humility we should have. Left to myself, I am a bum. If I have become anything, it is only by the grace of God.
Disclaimer: This blog represents what we are thinking, currently. So please assume the best and allow us the grace of wiggle room.
This site is facilitated by a fellow traveler, Derek. He does not write as someone who has arrived or has it all figured out.
Derek is a sinner that Jesus mercifully saved.
By the grace of God, Derek now serves as a pastor at Immanuel Church. He has a wife and three kiddos…also by the grace of God.
He holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of Tennessee, an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD candidate at Johnson University.
He sincerely hopes this modest site will be a help to you and your journey of faith.