Pride does not listen. It knows.
Desire for God without doctrine is blind; doctrine without desire is empty.
Being a systematic theologian allows me to indulge all my interests - in literature, film, art, music - by relating them all to God.
Theology is faith seeking understanding, but understanding is more than theoretical. If we really grasp who and where we are as disciples, we should know how to live out our faith.
My goal as a theologian is to move beyond the acquisition of knowledge to its application in real life: in a word, I want to get wisdom.
Christianity is neither a system of ideas nor of morality but a way, a way of life.
Too often, however, the church professes its faith but is unsure how to practice it. Even some of my seminary students come to theology classes somewhat reluctantly, assuming that doctrine is neither practical nor relevant to their future ministry.
I'm interested in the history of ideas and how these ideas take on flesh and influence culture, and the church.
All biblical exegetes and theologians have a theory of language, whether they acknowledge it or not.
Life is something to be done, and so is drama.
Everyday life became infused with urgency as I tried to speak and act in ways that fit the holy script and glorified God in new contexts.
Sola scriptura means at least this: that the church's proclamation is always subject to potential correction from the canon. It is for this reason that we resist simply collapsing the text into the tradition of its interpretation and performance.
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