You are not blamed for your unwilling ignorance, but because you fail to ask about what you do not know…. For no one is prevented from leaving behind the disadvantage of ignorance and seeking the advantage of knowledge.
In Christ, for the first time, we see that in God himself there exists–within his inseparable unity–the distinction between the Father who gives and the Gift which is given (the Son), but only in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
I should interweave my theology with prayer. I should frequently interrupt my talking about God by talking to God. Not far behind the theological sentence, “God is generous,” should come the prayerful sentence, “Thank you, God.” On the heels of, “God is glorious,” should come, “I adore your glory.” What I have come to see is that this is the way it must be if we are feeling God’s reality in our hearts as well as describing it with our heads.
In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.
If your doctrine changed for the better yet your character changed for the worse, you changed for the worse.
If I have a theological virtue, it is curiosity or inquisitiveness.
The English experience suggested that nobody really doubted the existence of God until theologians tried to prove it.
Nothing could be easier than disturbing a status quo instituted by others; the real work of the sinister
current is to break the rules we rigidly establish for ourselves.
To me, many of what seemed to be Bible contradictions only pointed to the grace of Christ. It is not so much a rule book on how to be holy as it is a prophecy of the One who can make you holy. In this, I see God as the least bigoted of all in existence: While men always, in their hearts, delight in vengeance for being wronged, God is the only Being who wants to free you from the penalty of His own laws.
If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them, without having himself tortured and executed in payment-thereby, incidentally, condemning remote future generations of Jews to pogroms and persecution as ‘Christ-killers’: did that hereditary sin pass down in the semen too?