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


  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.

  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'

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