If just one Xian woman "walks away" from my blog with a new understanding of just ONE theological term or idea, then I will be truly happy. But, if she returns for more she will benefit, as will her family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ!
I think one reason I so enjoy studying and discussing theology is that by it's very nature it is deeply interwoven, or multi-layered. By that I mean, when you consider one aspect it naturally points to and/or connects with other aspects. For instance, when I posted on God's Attributes my mind quickly went in several other directions, such as the nature of man, redemption of man, God's mercy, grace AND sovereignty, etc.
Then, last week when I posted on soteriology (and set a personal record for the longest post) my mind was racing ahead considering posts on justification and sanctification. And then, I began thinking about effectual calling, election, regeneration, repentance, and adoption!!! Will it ever end? Nope, and that's just fine with me cause it fits well with my desire to blog in the first place.
First and foremost, I want/need to continual sharpen my own mind and hone my communication skills as they relate to theology. Secondly, I deeply desire to see other Xian women become comfortable with and confident in their own theology--Biblical theology.
It's highly unlikely that I will have any new insights here--I rely heavily upon well-known, respectable theologians who have gone before us. What I do hope to offer is exposure to theological terms, definitions, authors, etc. that may be new to you or forgotten. In the process, I hope you will become better equipped to consider, embrace, discuss your own Biblical theology--for God's glory--and enjoy real Xian fellowship (koinonia) as you share with others!
The Briefing 10-24-2014
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