mislimbeks asked: I read that article about short term missions trips a little while ago. Pretty solid. Do you study theology? Where do you stand theologically? Like what kind of church? I'm curious because I just started hardcore studying theology. It's really exciting. So what is your denomination? and what kind of books (meaning theological books) do you read?
Yeah, it’s needed to have been written down for a long time. And I do study theology! A.W. Tozer once said, “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us” and I fully believe that.
I don’t hold to a certain denomination for several reasons:
- I want to be intellectually honest with myself and challenge my own beliefs and it’s easy to surround yourself with people who think the same.
- Sociologically, we know that the principle of “homophily” (love for and attraction to what is similar to oneself) is one of the strongest operating force in social life. As a result, many Christians today tend to cluster together into homogeneous social networks of similarly believing people.
- “Si comprehenderis, non est Deus” -St. Augustine Translated: “If you understand, then it’s not God.” There’s a level of mystery that we will not understand in this lifetime and in my opinion, we do a disservice to ourselves trying to formulate everything. How we got from the wrestlers to the knowers is beyond me.
I currently attend a Calvary Chapel, and disciple some guys at a United Methodist Church that my roommate is a youth pastor at. However I’m leaving in 12 days for the world race and will be gone the next year.
I’m currently studying sola scriptura and reading Christian Smith’s “The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture“ and it’s turning out to be very well done and challenging. As well as ”Scripture and the Authority of God” by N.T. Wright.
Recently I had been reading a lot of social justice oriented books, The New Friars, Why Helping Hurts, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.
I also read quite a lot of apologetics. William Lane Craig, Greg Koukl, Richard Bauckham, Ravi Zacharias, etc.
With all of your reading, may you grow more in intimacy with the Father. Here’s a recent post that I’d recommend digesting and always remembering as you study!
Grace & Peace
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