The purpose of theology (part 2)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   In my previous post I suggested that one purpose of theology is to provide a coherent and consistent statement of truths, derived from Scripture. But there is more to theology. Theology and making sense of our world There …

The purpose of theology (part 1)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. What is the purpose of theology? In this and my next two posts (part 2 and part 3), I’ll outline my response to this question from an evangelical Christian perspective. Some definitions of the term “theology” give us insight …

The descriptive task of theology

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer,  a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   If theology is about faith seeking understanding, what do we mean by “understanding”? What kind of understanding, and to what ends?  To answer those questions, we need to recognise that good theology serves several distinct purposes or tasks. …