I’ve been wanting to make a series of posts for quite some time and I think I’m finally ready to tackle them. I’ve long wanted to give articulation to my burgeoning theology and this is an attempt to do just that. Over the past several years, a few paradigmatic ideas have become central for my understanding of theology and I’ve probably blogged about most of this material already at some point along the way. This series, which I will work on occasionally over the next few weeks, is the outgrowth of my own personal Anselmian experience of “faith seeking understanding”. In short, this is what I believe.
I suppose this is the byproduct of several years of seminary training and exposure to a great many thought-provoking texts. I readily admit that I’ve been greatly influenced by Stanley Grenz and Tom Wright, to name only a few, and I apologize in advance for borrowing some of their language. But these and many other thinkers have been so helpful in giving me the language necessary for understanding my faith.
This series is sure to be of great interest to a few of you and probably less interesting to the rest. But I’m hoping this process will be as good for me as I anticipate. I’m thinking of this little project along the lines of Paul’s comment in 1 Corinthians 15:3; these are the matters of “first importance” in the development of my own theology.