Many people like me who undertook the formal training for pastoral ministry can never stop the appreciation that comes from people who recognize the caring shepherd. That is all well and good until they try to make the group-think dominate the commission and authorization that started the whole theology ball rolling.
Most theologians are full of opinions and insist on letting an audience know those opinions. Other theologians spare no effort to bring an audience (age, gender, and ethnicity notwithstanding) safely to what the writers of Scripture meant or what they intended their readers to gather. No theologian should be telling people what to believe or how to live. People who are properly introduced to the Saviour already know WHO to believe, and those things they need to work out may be indeed common but only a one-to-one with the Holy Spirit suffices for unshakable confidence in day to day living.