Theology can be a snare if we don't pursue it properly. Below are nine exhortations for how we should approach the work of theology. (1) Revere the nature of Scripture and beware of mere abstraction When we study theology we must recognize that all true and useful theology flows from a proper understanding of Scripture. … Continue reading 9 Exhortations for Doing Theology
A few days ago I posted some thoughts on how Christians can love those who hold to different worldviews. One of the reasons why the Christian worldview enables believers to love unbelievers is because it teaches that salvation is all of grace. I noted that when Christians are walking faithfully within a Christian worldview they will sense deep love and compassion … Continue reading Why Arminianism Can’t Make You a More Compassionate Christian
As I am making my way (slowly) through Packer's Knowing God, I am bumping up against a host of excellent quotes. I know that's kind of like saying, "I went to the beach today and saw water!" as if others should be surprised. Anyway, here are a few excerpts from the latter half of the book for … Continue reading Quotes from 'Knowing God' by J.I. Packer
Isn't it redundant and a waste of time to continue to read and write more theology books? Don't we already have enough that should last us for, say, the next 150 years? Didn't Calvin nail it with his Institutes? Come on, let's get on to something more worthwhile... And so the comments go. Perhaps you've heard them, too. Perhaps you've thought them. … Continue reading Why More Theology Books?
In his book, No Place for Truth, David Wells examines the steady disappearance of theology in the evangelical church over the past century. The subtitle (or the alternate title) of the book, Whatever happened to Evangelical Theology? explains well his approach and concern in the book. What has happened to theology in the Church? When did … Continue reading What Drives Your Theology?