Theology. What comes to your mind? A boring academic pursuit that distances the practitioner from the presence of God?
If you are like most people, you probably believe theology is not important. Theology is an unnecessary distraction. All you need is a good relationship with God and you’re good for heaven.
But guess what? Everyone is a theologian because we all have views, opinions, practices, and beliefs about God. Even atheists are theologians. I believe this is why Paul prayed:
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the low, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith- that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:8-10
Paul considered those things that were once precious to him as dog poop; advanced education, Jewish heritage, spiritual zeal, and morally upright. He understood knowing Christ was much more precious. All he wanted was to experience, explore and express good theology for God’s glory.
If that is your desire, to know Christ, you’re at the right place. Because God is calling mankind to experience, explore and express a sound knowledge of him. Will you answer the call?