I reported extra millinerdum that two of the most hotly debated theological issues have seen cooler heads prevail, Hauerwas on Constantinianism and Brueggemann on theological interpretation. They've also been key issues of this blog, covered under the biblical criticism and cultural Christianity categories, or in this article where I try to bring T.S. Eliot to bear on the matter of Christendom.
Again, I don't mean to declare a ceasefire where bullets still fly, but things do seem to be improving, no doubt because life gets pretty boring in one's own perspectival bunker, however sophisticated it may be. It's good news for advent.