Have you ever listened to or read conversations between two people with opposing theological viewpoints? I once watched a new Christian and a long-time believer cordially debate Scripture at a men’s conference. They poked and prodded one another with their Biblical scholarship for 45 minutes. When it was over, they’d been down so many rabbit trails neither one could remember what the original theological debate was about.
The folks over at the American Heritage Dictionary define theology as, “The study of the nature of God and religious truth; (Religious truth? What an oxymoron!) rational inquiry into religious questions.”
Theology means “the study [ology] of God [The].
Theological discussions often morph into disagreements that morph into arguments that morph into finger pointing that morph into insulting retorts that morph into name calling that morph into, . . well . . .sin.
I don’t want to study God. I want to worship Him and praise Him and adore Him and bask in His love and grace and get lost in His word. Then I want to share His love for me with others.
To me that leaves no room for “theology”.