Loving People and Theology

I agree that it is a danger that we can love theology more than people – and that’s a bad thing. But it’s certainly not an either/or situation. Often we love people best by loving theology (or at least living out good theology). I think this paragraph is pretty close to being on target:

We should never give up on theology, academic study, or the pursuit of understanding God, the Bible, and the history and traditions of the church, but these things should inspire us to emulate Christ — to selflessly, sacrificially, and holistically love others. Theology should reinforce our motivation for doing things to make the world a better place — not serve as platforms to berate, criticize, and attack others.

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