Evangelicals know that theology matters, and we're quick to remind others of this fact. What we're not so quick to acknowledge is the focus of this blogpost: we do a poor job of teaching the very theology we claim is so important. We think that our church members understand and believe our basic doctrine, even while those same members are learning their theology from TV talk show hosts, popular television preachers, or the latest religious novel. Do an anonymous survey of your congregation's beliefs, and see what you learn. If the majority knows and believes basic biblical doctrine, your church is more an exception than the norm. Don't assume that your church members don't care about beliefs.
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So, why should anyone study theology? The first part will briefly define theology, giving an overview of the basic areas of study, while the second part will provide five reasons why Christian teens and anyone else, too should study theology. In a narrow way, theology is the study of who God is and what God is like. But since God is a God who creates and who acts in the world, theology includes much more. Theology, then, is the study of God, His creation, and His work in creation. Perhaps the most basic, but not always obvious, reason for studying theology boils down to the fact that everything is theological.
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It used a visual language they already use every day to connect with key parts of our faith. Emojis are everywhere. They even have their own movie. Emojis are a kind of visual language, like digital hieroglyphics, which tell a story or message through images. Here are some examples of those awesome tweets:.