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I wonder…

August 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I wonder…

I wonder what God thinks when all I do is come to him with a list of things I want, rather than simply sitting and listening.
I wonder what he thinks every time I fail to do something according to his word, or his will for my life.
I wonder what he thinks of church.
I wonder what he thinks of what I do at church.

I wonder what the Trinity thinks when it looks at its creation killing each other.
I wonder what Jesus thought as he looked out from the cross.
I wonder what the thief on the cross next to him thought when Jesus said, “You will be with me in paradise”.
I wonder what God the Father felt the moment Jesus breathed his last human breath.

I wonder if I’ll ever truly grasp the love of God.
I wonder if sometimes I should stop trying to understand and question God’s love and just live in it.
I wonder what those who don’t know Jesus see when they see me.
I wonder if I’ll fulfil all my dreams.

I wonder.

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“Your plans are still to prosper, You have not forgotten us, You’re with us in the fire and the flood. Faithful forever, perfect in love, You are sovereign over us.” Aaron Keyes.

Theological Completion

January 14, 2011 — 2 Comments

I didn’t blog over Christmas. I felt I needed a break. And honestly, I had nothing really to say, which is fine. So rather than write something for the sake of it, I just kept quiet. Ecclesiastes 5.2 and all.

There’s been something on my mind lately, however. In Christian circles these days, there’s a lot of talk of ‘complete’ and ‘incomplete’ theology. Some prominent Christians are said to have complete theologies, others are said to have incomplete theologies. And whilst I know what is meant by these statements, I wonder sometimes what they really mean.

The picture above is one that is commonly used to depict the Trinity. It’s quite effective, because it’s three sections all linked together, which is like the Trinity. However, it is incomplete. Because it is not God. There is nothing we have that is a perfect example of the Trinity, except the Trinity. I like that, because it means that we can’t fully comprehend God and compartmentalise Him down to small, world-friendly chunks.

So whilst I understand what is meant by complete and incomplete theologies, I wonder if there is such a thing as a complete theology. I’m not trying to suggest some people are right, and others wrong. I’m also very keen to ensure that the church has an accurate, Scriptural theology.

I just wonder if the terminology is helpful. Maybe it is. I just wonder, that’s all.