Back to a quotation that’s been rumbling around in the empty space above my neck…
“Our great problem is the problem of trafficking in unlived truth”
D L Moody
I was sitting in church on Sunday and thinking to myself - theology isn’t what we say, it’s how we live.
I think we often kid ourselves that theology requires huge intellectual capacity and 3 degrees from different universities (2 of which must be doctorates). But that’s daft. Yes, the words and thinking are important, but the lived out lives of Christians are always the best theology in my view.
I came across Camel Crossing, and was intrigued by ‘a conversation not a soapbox’. While the context was around blogging, I think that the thoughts can be applied equally to church and our mission. We need to find ways to have conversations not soapbox rants, both in church (hard to break the traditions though) and in our lives.
On the way home tonight I was listening to a Bill Hybels sermon. He said:
“When your back is against the wall, your true theology is revealed.”
I guess that’s when our truth is really lived, whether we like it or not – and after the day that I’ve had it’s ‘not’.