Sunday, March 08, 2009

Everyone is a Theologian: A hearty Amen to Steve Timmis

Recently a clashed views with Steve Timmis's blog on "parachurch" at Resurgence, today I just want to say a loud Amen to his post on theology:
"...if evangelical theology is the truth about God in Christ, then all Christians are theologians in every sense that matters...[doctrines are to be] faced up to by a group of saved sinners as they cry out to the Holy Spirit to open blind eyes. Calvin was right in a number of things, not least when he said, “Doctrine is an affair, not of the tongue, but of life.”"
See also Dan Hames at Theology Network: Why and how to do a theology of everything

3 comments:

  1. Agreed, but lets not worship theology or theologians.

    The brilliance of Jesus' teaching and parables is that they go beyond the wisdom of the philosopher and theologian - expressing things in ways that the theologian can't even touch.

    Theology is good, vital, wonderful but Jesus is better.

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  2. I think the point is that when theology is what theology is meant to be it is about knowing Jesus... 'we have the mind of Christ'

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  3. Yes Bish. That was/is the point. I also liked Timmy's post.

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