Theology (God Talk) - Part One
Any time we are talking about God, we are doing theological work. You don't have to have a seminary degree to do theological work. You simply need to be in a conversation centered around the creating, redeeming, and sustaining God.
My hope is that we will engage in the work of theology as a community of faith, that these theological conversations will bring us to know God deeper, and that we will all become theologians in our lives.
If the work of the church is to be the body of Christ in the world, then we have to become theologians to do the work of the church in this world. Here, we are embarking on this task as we engage one another in conversations about God.
Doing theology is NOT providing all the answers to all your God questions. No, theological work is more about curiosity and wondering more than trying to figuring everything out. One of the most important things to remember when doing theology is that God is infinite and we are not. Another important point to keep in mind is that God created us, we did not create God. We need to keep this creator/creation relationship in mind when doing talking about God.