Monday, June 04, 2007

Living Theology

A contemporary who attends Princeton Theological Seminary asked the question: "What is theology?" There were many written responses. Some were too long to give the time of reading. I posted the following comment in response to his question:

We make it too difficult and resultantly become discracted from living theology. Theology: From the Greek “theos” and “logos” meaning “God” and “word, account, expression” respectively. Theology is the expression of God. Expression may be in dialogical speech but I would rather express who God is by living the way of Jesus.

I am unsure if anyone ever refers to that term "living theology." I thought of it when considering that "logos" is an "expression;" more than spoken words, discourse, and conversation. Living Theology is a state of being and the act of living the way of Jesus.

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Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."