The goal of Theology in Africa blog is to simplify theology for African Christians through the Bible, books, and community. I believe God invites us to know him and has given us ways for us to know him. And that’s the role of theology: a study of God, about God, in God and with God.
I aspire to offer you sound resources that are essential for an effective and fruitful knowledge of Jesus Christ: orthodoxy, orthopraxy, and doxology. These pillars of theology will be my guarding principle in writing for this blog so that you and I can:
- Can grow in sound doctrine (orthodoxy)
- Lead a godly life (orthopraxy)
- Always exalt the Lord (doxology)
Theology in Africa Needs Orthodoxy
Here’s the thing; everything I write is my opinion. And orthodoxy is straight opinion. What does that mean? It means God is calling you and me to have our opinions in line with his.
Your doctrine can only become sound when you have a biblical worldview crafted through a careful diligent study of the Word of God. And why is that important? Consider 1 Timothy 4:16.
Theology in Africa Needs Orthopraxy
A sound doctrine will often lead to a life of repentance. Daily, your opinion meanders away from God’s and at such a moment confession and repentance become a necessity. And what does this do to you?
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Repentance and its corresponding fruits ensure your orthodoxy becomes orthopraxy. After all, this is the call for Africa, godliness, and contentment. When you have straight opinions without straight acts you deny the power of godliness in your life (2 Timothy 3:4-5).
Theology in Africa Needs Doxology
When the army wants to recruit, they use ads that have fancy weapons and smiling soldiers. But Christ calls us to come and die, to come and carry his cross, to come and throw our crowns at his feet.
Your doctrine can only become sound when you have a biblical worldview crafted through a careful diligent study, godly practice and faithful teaching of the Word of God.
It is in this posture of total surrender that we catch a glimpse of his glory, that we discover the beauty of his glory, that we understand he came to die so that we can live surrounded by his glory. The Triune God invites you and me to study his glory (2 Timothy 4:18).