What is Gospel Theologizing?
Pastor and author Tim Keller spoke of Gospel Theologizing in his message “The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in a Postmodern World” at the 2006 Desiring God National Conference. One of the things he pointed out was that when he grew up there was this apparent distinction between the Gospel and Theology. There was this mentality that all Christians need to know the gospel – that God loves us, sent Jesus to die on the cross and raise again to conquer sin and death and forgive us of sin, and that He’s coming back some day – and then Theology was like a level of knowing about God that was really only for pastors or Bible professors.
Posted in Live Sent, Theology
Tagged Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, Divine Plan, Doctrine, Evil, God, God's Will, Gospel, Gospel Theologizing, Jason Dukes, Jesus, Live Sent, Pain, Religion, Sovereignty, Suffering, Systematic Theology, The Bible, The Cross
The other day I was fortunate to get into a conversation with my roommate, who isn’t a Christian, about God and faith and so on. During the course of the conversation, he asked me what being made in the “image of God” actually means. I’ve read several books on basic Christian doctrine and the like, so I’m relatively able to answer questions concerning the implications of being made in God’s image, but was somewhat stunned speechless when asked how we are made in the image of God.
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Tagged Bring God Glory, Christ, Christian Beliefs, Christianity, Christians, Church, Confessions, Creeds, Doctrine, Genesis, Glorify God, God, Gospel, Grace, Image of God, Jesus, Mark Driscoll, Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem
What is the Bible? What is sin? What does “atonement” mean? What is God like? What is the resurrection? What is election, and why the huge controversy? What do words like sanctification, justification, and adoption actually mean? What is man? What does it even mean to become a Christian? These are just a handful of questions that every Christian asks at some point in their walk with God.
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Tagged Christ, Christian Beliefs, Church, Confessions, Creeds, Doctrine, Elliot Grudem, Historical Confessions, Jesus, Systematic Theology, The Church, Wayne Grudem