Great post by a great friend.
“[Liberation] is just a word, when the people are starving.”
What is the point of theology? We in theological education are tested in nearly every way about the history of the Christian Church, where our hands should be when we preach, what Tillich said about courage, and on and on. Much of this is useful for the contextualizing of ourselves, the people we will be working with, the history of our churches, and institutions. However, what do we hope to do with this? Much of what I experienced in my undergraduate education did not have an eye for what theology might mean for people who are ‘outside’ the fold of Christianity, and thus many of the questions that we raised were about how exactly to square the idea that Jesus is both human and divine, that there are three Persons of the Trinity, yet only one nature, and on.
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