Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Our Call in Regards to Theology

Our small group just started studying a new topic - and it starts with a background on theology. The article we started with argues that theology comes from traditional, cultural, trust and subjective feeling committments (or past experiences and influences), but it also comes from rationale exploration (and finding things out for youself instead of relying on someone else's opinions and beliefs). It states that theology isn't necessarily your belief in God (though it could be), but instead it's your worldview - whatever that might lead you to believe in. It goes on to state that the question isn't whether or not we will be theologians, but what KIND of theologians we will be - good or bad, rationale or irrationale.

"While theology is rightly seen as an intellectual activity that seeks to bring all things under the lordship of Christ and is rightly seen as an act of worship, it also involves interaction with our contemporary culture."

"Love of Jesus, while vital, is not enough. Theology is not just for the professional, the professor, the pastor, or even the Sunday school teacher. Each of us is responsible to become a competent theologian. Rather than viewing our theology as propositions to be learned, we ought to view it as an act of worship. Our call is not to remain babes but to grow continuously."

It has been awhile since I've thought of developing my theology as an act of worship - and it's pretty convicting. I'm not sure if anyone else has ever thought about what you just read, but I thought I'd throw it out there to mull over.