"Exactly halfway between exegesis and practical theology stands dogmatics, or more comprehensively expressed, systematic theology." Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline, p. 12.
Thanks, Barth. I had been wondering how I got here. I guess I had been walking back and forth between the two sides and I must have sat down in the middle at some point. You make systematic theology sound interested in Scripture and the practical--what a concept.
Note: Dogmatics in Outline are lectures Barth gave in Bonn, Germany in 1946. The translation by G. T. Thomson is a little clunky. It was his translation of Church Dogmatics I.1 that was later retranslated.