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Theology for the Masses

May 20, 2009

“Theology is not merely an endeavor of academic theologians but the concern of every Christian who desires to understand and apply God’s truth for life and make it known to others. Consequently, our theology affects all that we do, whether or not we have thought it through systematically. It directs our sermons, our spirituality, our evangelism and apologetics (or lack thereof), and our personal and social ethics. In other words, theology is indispensable and inescapable. This underscores the urgency of developing a theology that is faithful to Scripture and that speaks forcefully and truthfully to our postmodern situation.”

-Douglas Groothuis, Truth Decay

Whether we recognize it or not, we are all theologians if we seek to know God. Do we see Him as loving above all other characteristics? That is theology and colors the way we interpret the entirety of Scripture. Do we prefer to think of Him as most relevant in Jesus, and think that the Gospels are more important than other books? That is theology.

What theological assumptions have you made?

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