Theology Matters

Tristan Carnahan’s short film “Theology Matters,” based on the book Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris:

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I’ve come to learn that theology matters. And it matters not because wewant a good grade on a test but because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live. What you believe about God’s nature—what he is like, what he wants from you, and whether or not you will answer to him—affects every part of your life.

Theology matters, because if we get it wrong, then our whole life will be wrong. . . .

Knowledge doesn’t have to be dry and lifeless. And when you think about it, exactly what is our alternative? Ignorance? Falsehood? We’re either building our lives on the reality of what God is truly like and what he’s about, or we’re basing our lives on our own imagination and mis-conceptions.

We’re all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true.

Joshua Harris, Dug Down Deep, pp. 10-11

HT: Daniel Mosley

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  • http://www.hillsbiblechurch.org/ Don

    Knowledge doesn’t have to be dry and lifeless. And when you think about it, exactly what is our alternative? Ignorance? Falsehood? We’re either building our lives on the reality of what God is truly like and what he’s about, or we’re basing our lives on our own imagination and mis-conceptions.

    Well said, Aaron. One wonders why so many Christians seem to have an aversion for Theology and Doctrine. I didn’t think it was possible, but we Tweet Doctrology in an effort to show that it is possible to consume Doctrine + Theology in byte-sized pieces. http://twitter.com/doctrology

    • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron Armstrong

      I wish I knew.

      I know from my experience there is sometimes a almost elitist attitude presented by some leaders (ie. “Leave theology to the theologians”). Some seem to treat knowledge as the enemy of experience. I’m definitely grateful that there is definitely a push for all believers, and in particular younger ones, to know what we believe and have that knowledge transform our experiences.

      I really dig the Doctrology feed on Twitter. You guys are doing great work there.

  • http://www.hillsbiblechurch.org/ Don

    Aaron – yes, we are experiencing the same thing – younger believers with a real hunger to be taught and mentored beyond the superficial things of God’s Word. I see it as a spiritual awakening. Praise God!

    And thanks for your encouragement on Doctrology.