Theology Matters

Many years ago I read a quote that said, "It is not a matter of whether you are a theologian. To think about God or talk about god or believe anything about God is theology. Everyone is a theologian. It is only a matter of whether you are a good or a bad theologian."

This quote adds another idea. Whether your theology is good or bad, it will be most seen by those who are closest to you. For that is what theology (good or bad) does. It shapes how we live, how we relate, our values, our desires, our character… theology affects everything.

A deficit of love - is a theological issue.
A proclivity toward prideful interactions with others - is a theological issue.
An inability to forgive - has its roots in your theology.
Choices about possessions, lifestyle, money - that's right - theology again.

Who is being most "affected" by your theology?

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International