Explanation. We process theologians believe that God is at work in the world in small ways, often unnoticed by academics and professional theologians. God is a spirit of creative transformation in human life (and the more-than-human world) who is at work in the world through fresh possibilities and lures for feeling. See the Six Ways of Thinking about God in Process Theology. We can discover these fresh possibilities, through lures for feeling, through short theologies, within and outside formally religious spheres. They are as available in secular contexts as in religious contexts.
There is something holy about how they work in human life. Their non-coercive nature is illustrative of the very way that God is at work in the world. God is, in the language of Thomas Oord and other open and relational theologians, uncontrolling.
Oddly, some forms of theology, if overly systematic and argumentative, obstruct this holy non-control. The theologies try to control the believer, leaving little if any room for individual creativity and thus co-creativity with God. This is a special liability of systematic theology. It tries to place the world into a mental box by developing relatively fixed "positions" and by trying to "answer all imagined objections." It is the will-to-power in theological form.
Short theologies are a corrective to this. They do not claim so much power. They leave space for co-creativity. Their brevity, their incompleteness, their abscence of filling out all the details, their "shortness" is their holiness.
In using the metaphor of shortness, I am completely indebted to a blog offered in Spirituality and Practice called the Short and Sweet Spirituality Blog, developed by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. The very idea of such a blog has been, for me, a lure for feeling. I am also indebted to the spiritual alphabet they've developed over the years, which so beautifully presents thirty seven qualities of heart and mind that can surface in a person's life which, taken together, form an image of the richness of experience to which the Spirit calls us, often by means of gloriously short theologies. And now I've said too much.