On the Green Baggins blog there’s an interesting post on ‘creativity’ in theology.
“… As the church progressively nails down doctrines that are further and further away from the core salvific doctrines, more creativity in relating these nailed-down doctrines is possible. Forever looking at a particular doctrine from the standpoint of unsettled provisionality is debilitating to the theologian. If, however, the church has received a doctrine as what Scripture says, the theologian can then relate doctrines to other doctrines in an ever fresh, illuminating fashion. …”
(The comments it’s elicited so far are a bit disappointing though.)