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In case you aren’t aware, the first Friday of every month, I join Austin Hill on MyFaithRadio out of Minneapolis, MN to chat about various topics I’ve recently written about on the blog, or anything else that may come to mind.
This time around, after Austin made fun of me for sounding better than I ever have on his show, we talked about my recent blog post titled, “3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Allowed to Be Theologically Dumb.” Here is a bit of an excerpt from that post, for reference:
Everyone’s a theologian because everyone thinks something about God, even if your thought about him is that you think he’s not real. Everyone operates with a theology. There are Christian theologians, Buddhist theologians, Muslim theologians, Atheist theologians, and all other sorts.
You’re a theologian.
For the Christian, that means something unique. The Christian cannot be a passive theologian who has idle thoughts about God here and there. Christians are called to be active theologians who are constantly trying to learn more about the God we worship.
In my experience, Millennial evangelicals care far more about loving God with their hearts than they do loving God with their minds, and as a result, the God they love is nothing more than a construction of who they want God to be.
You can’t love what you don’t understand.
You can’t obey what you don’t understand.
You can’t share what you don’t understand.
I think it’s incredibly important that we love God with our minds; doing so makes it possible to love him with hour hearts, obey him with our actions, and share him with our mouths.
When we worship a god we’ve created, we’re going to shake our fists at the real God because he’s not acting like we feel he should be acting.
If the Enlightenment and the pervasiveness of postmodernism have done something well, it’s that we’re more apt to question the world around us. As Christians, we shouldn’t be afraid of asking questions. Our faith and the truth upon which it is founded can withstand our feeble minds.
Because we live in a world where “blind faith” simply isn’t widely accepted, which I think is a good thing, we must be ready to “give a reason for the hope we have” (1 Pet 3:15).
Theological ignorance is unacceptable because it undermines the foundation of our faith.
I really enjoyed chatting with Austin last Friday, and I do think my mic sounds better than it ever has before. Check it: