How do you decide which theologians to listen to? There's about a million of them out there, writing books, claiming that this that or the other thing is right.
Personally, I try to only read authors, when I'm looking for theological insight, etc. who are Orthodox. And when I was Catholic, I stuck with authors who were Catholic. Which is not to say that I don't read other denominations' works, just that I don't look to them for theology to base or compare (and try to adapt) my beliefs to.
Does everyone do the same thing? Or do you just read and take the bits and pieces that make sense and adapt them into your personal theology?