Saturday, May 1, 2010

think till you weep

Theology vs. practice. Orthodoxy vs. orthopraxy. Cold hard doctrine vs. loving people. Are these really two different things? Do we need concentrate on living out the gospel and stop thinking about the gospel?

I don't think these are two separate things. I had a seminary professor who would weep in class. We would be studying the greek text in the book of Luke, parsing verbs, talking about theology, and he would just weep. As we studied harder, as we thought more deeply, he would just get so overwhelmed at our great God, the mighty, gracious Redeemer who saved us. Thank you, Dr. Mcdonough for teaching and modeling for me to think till you weep.

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