Theologica

Theologica purpose

Why Theologica?

Theologica purpose

The Theologica purpose is to love God thoughtfully. To grow as a Christian you always have to serve in a community of Christians that serve the world. The Theologica purpose is to serve the church by exploring how we as Christians may know God better so that we can make him known.

There are many listicle-type Christian blogs that provide short overviews of complex subjects. I applaud those blogs. Theologica, however, is normally long-form. Our posts go into greater depth.

Maybe you have not been to Bible college or seminary, but you know that the Scriptures have depths of meaning that go beyond what you hear in talks given at church on Sundays. That’s not to say those talks are poor – far from it. But Sunday sermons are not always the best place to explore every dimension of a complex area of theology.

Welcome to Theologica, a space where those more complex matters can be opened up and thought through.

Knowledge on its own simply ‘puffs us up’ of course. On the Theologica blog knowledge is explored with a view to deepening our love for God, his ways and his call. When God has our hearts he will always then also get our heads and our hands. In other words, when God gets our hearts, we become his agents on earth, embodying and enacting his loving and just rule. We become answers, not just askers. We pray “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” and we act to fulfil what we have prayed.

Have you got a question? Is there a mystery you’d like to think through more deeply. Drop us a line and we’ll add it to the list of subjects to explore.

Theologica purpose

NT scholar Tom Wright says that to be evangelical today is not to be giving sixteenth century answers to nineteenth century questions, but giving first century answers to twenty-first century questions.

Theologica purpose

God is known through what he does and says

The great acts of God are Creation, Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, the outpouring of the Spirit, and his promised return to restore all things.

Creation theology approaches God through what he has made.

Biblical theology approaches God through what he has done and said as recorded in Scripture.

Our core values

There are some commitments which underpin the overal thrust of this blog.