Ch. 4: The Inseparability of Life and Theology - Coggle Diagram
Ch. 4: The Inseparability of Life and Theology
"It is through living, indeed through dying and being damned that one becomes a theologian, not through understanding, reading, or speculation" - Martin Luther, Operations in Psalmos (p. 41)
"A pious and holy person is not one who is free from the struggle with sin but one who freely soaks in the love of the Father and the grace of the Son and finds renewal in the strong fellowship of the Spirit" (p.46)
3 = I have never thought about this subject before this class.
A good Theologian should...
A good Theologian should respond to God's presence with humble sensitivity and not arrogance.
cultivate our theological activity
that should be used frequently:
prayer & study
humility & repentance
suffering, justice, and knowing God
tradition & community
love of Scripture
is considered deeply personal
considered both an art and and a science
we can encounter the beauty and holiness of God
Question to consider:
How is my life related to my theology?
Don't try to separate one's experiences from one's interpretation of the world
The Impact of the Holy Spirit
can help us understand the truth of God
Our theological constructions and practical convictions are from the Holy Spirit
cognitive reflection always happens within the context of experience
we have blind spots and we do not ever fully see how all things work together
A refusal to divorce theological considerations from practical human application.