Why Should I Care?

A couple weeks ago, I was talking with one of my friends at Core about this blog and about theology in general. He was reading through a post that was about to be published and he asked me the question, “Dawg, why should we care about any of this?” This was a really honest question and I am sure it is being asked by many people. Theology is a word we throw around a lot, so I want to take some time to explain what theology is and why it is important to our lives. Theology, simply put, is the study of God.

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Here is a drawing of my friend.

Studying theology is important because we all have our own personal theology whether we realize it or not. Every time we open our mouths to talk about God, we are being theological. The problem is, if we are not basing our thoughts on scripture, we are holding unto bad theology. As Christians we should seek to know more about the God who purchased us with the blood of his son, Jesus Christ. We can expand our knowledge of theology through reading, listening to sermons, and having conversations with other Christians.

I hate stating the obvious, but the Bible is the best place to go for good theology; reading through the Gospels and then the letters of Paul are great places to start in to more deeply understand the things of God. 2 Timothy 2:15 presses the importance of getting into scriptures to expand our theology. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” In addition to reading the Bible, the bulk of what I read are mainly theological books because as a preacher, when I open my mouth, I want to represent the truth about God. On our website we have a list of different books that we recommend for our people who are wanting to expand their knowledge of God.

I also make it a point to listen to sermons from pastors that I respect. The internet is an amazing thing. It can be used for both good and evil. As Christians a way to redeem the internet is to use it as a tool to learn more about God. On youtube there are “sermon jams” where people will take sections of sermons and put a beat behind it. Type in “sermon jams” on youtube and check out some of the ones from John Piper, Matt Chandler, and Francis Chan. I have found them informative and a source of nutrients for my soul. Here is the link to one I personally have learned from:

With all that said I hope that in the weeks, months, and years to come we will all grow in our knowledge of God, so that we can better worship our savior in SPIRIT, and in TRUTH.

Practical Theology:

Check out a sermon jam on youtube this week and think on what was said.