Everyday Theology

Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each

day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Theology is not for Sundays only.

Disciples must walk the Christian way the whole weekend and throughout

the workweek. Theology is an everyday affair: to live to the glory of God

is a full-time privilege and pursuit. Everyday theology is the mandate of

every Christian who is actively trying to walk the way of truth and life.

Theology serves the church by directing the people of God in ways

of speaking and acting that embody the love of God, the reconciliation

won by Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Theology not

only articulates beliefs but suggests “designs for living.” Precisely what

form our life together takes, however, depends on where (and when) we

are: the house churches in first-century Palestine are a far cry from medieval

monasteries or modern megachurches. The gospel gets worked out

somewhat differently in diverse cultural settings. The gospel—the power

of God unto salvation—can transform culture; culture, however, is only

too happy to return the compliment. Everyday Christians have to learn

to negotiate their way carefully, following the one way of Jesus Christ

through a variety of cultural byways.

Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, pg 7,

Edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman, Baker Academic,

a division of Baker Publishing Group. © 2007.

 

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Author: mytheodrama

The freedom of self forgetfulness, is found through fly fishing on remote streams in the high country of the west slope of the central Sierra. Being alone with God and the Gospel, in the high country, mends the mind and soul. Then, I am better prepared to meet the trials of this temporal world.

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