Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you a Theologian?

“[As] a matter of plain fact every Christian is a theologian!… By virtue of being born again we have all begun to know God and therefore have a certain understanding of his nature and actions. That is, we all have a theology of sorts, whether or not we have ever sat down and pieced it together. So properly understood, theology is not for a few religious eggheads with a flair for abstract debate—it is everybody’s business. Once we have grasped this, our duty is to become the best theologians we can to the glory of God, as our understanding of God and his ways is clarified and deepened through studying the book he has given for that very purpose, the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16)…[G]etting doctrine right is the key to getting everything else right…[A]t every point right living begins with right thinking.” -Bruce Milne (from GirlTalk)

1 comment:

tuesdaymom said...

Hey -- to answer your question, yes, I went to Costa Rica on a missions trip in 1996. I have lots of pictures, but they're mostly of the village where we worked. Nothing too scenic. Our debriefing at a spot in the rainforest was, well, rainy and not too nice. But I did love it there.
To answer your other question -- very soon! As soon as we kick this flu thing, that is. I'm the only well one now, been playing nurse for two days straight and watching waaay too much PBS. But I would ABSOLUTELY be up for it next week. (I also have Toby out of school this week, which adds a challenging element to outtings.)
Hope your family is doing well this week -- I missed seeing you guys on Sunday! (And I still have a bag of princess dresses for Rylie! I snagged them up from our garage sale donations!)