Saturday, August 20, 2011

The deal about theology

 

Theology is to truth like a model globe is to the earth. A globe is spherical and represents the proper placement of the continents and oceans. But a globe is not wet, contains no dirt, lacks any living creatures, and is a bit on the small side.  When we build theology we take the raw materials of revelation, tradition, community, and experience and build the best model we possibly can. We are thankful that in many ways we have built an excellent model of truth, but absolute adherence to even the best model is somewhere between hubris and lunacy.

 

-- Overheard 

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