Friday, May 30, 2008

How To Waste Your Theological Education

No, I am not in seminary. But by God's grace I am receiving a theological education through the Spurgeon Center. After spending a short time in Kenya a few weeks ago, I have been newly awakened to the greatness of the grace that it is not just for me to be able to have a doctrinally precise ministry equipping center at my church but to be part of a church where the full counsel of God is proclaimed, where the treasures of wisdom and knowledge that are in Christ are unfolded week after week so that all the saints might be presented mature in Christ (Colossians 2:2-3, 1:28). There is a way that Christianity is about receiving a theological education. And there are more people than we could dare to imagine who don't have access to a theological education, places where ministers of the gospel have no way to feed the sheep and build up the saints because they themselves are unequipped and untrained. Therefore, I believe that the list at the following link about how to waste your theological education is applicable to all believers who have the privilege of regularly sitting under biblical preaching.

How To Waste Your Theological Education

Yes, there is a way that Christianity is about receiving a theological education. But there is a way that it is certainly not.

Father, please spare us from this. Remove every impulse in us to waste the theological education You graciously provide for us, especially in a land full of scholars and theologians. And in its place would You please plant a passion to take the gift of a theological education to the nations that are starving for it, as sheep without a shepherd. For Christ's sake, Amen.

HT: Between Two Worlds

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