Category: Theology

Sanctification is Possible!

Our speech reveals how we think, feel, and understand the world. Words shape us. But our theology determines our words. In fact, as we speak, our understanding of who God is and how we trust him is made manifest. This is something I have been considering deeply and regularly as of late: Do we sometimes […]

Word-Centered Discipleship

We are inundated with information. More than any other generation we are bombarded with words through email, websites, social media, and an endless supply of blogs and printed material (for those who still use such things). We are not at a loss for words, but to a degree, words are lost on us. In an […]

A Theology of Ideas

What is this pictured here? Without hesitation, you would say grass. If not, you’re stupid (just kidding). If you did say grass, I’d say you are correct. No tricks here. But, let’s think about this a bit more. You’ve never had experience of this particular grass (neither have I). In fact, you don’t know where […]

A Theology of Faithfulness

God has not called me to be successful, but faithful. -Mother Teresa According to Hebrews 11, “it is impossible to please God without faith”. If “success” is the measure of our work, what room does it leave for faith? Meaning, if success is what we are after, how does that influence you in the work […]

A Theology of Enclosure

As a way to understand who God is and how He has worked throughout history, theology looks for themes in scripture. Themes, or controlling ideas, form discernible patterns. These patterns—constellations of God’s very mind and heart—reveal God’s character, offering us vivid, detectable truths by which we’re meant to live our lives. One pattern I ran […]

A Theology of the Kingdom

Written by: Corey Latta Where we begin theology says a lot about what we value theologically.  If I begin with God’s sovereignty, then I’ll likely interpret other divine characteristics against that privileged trait.  If I prioritize Pneumatology—the study of the Holy Spirit—then I might be apt to gauge theology’s other disciplines—say, soteriology—by their pneumatological intersections.  Inevitably, and […]