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How Should Theology Shape and Ground the Church

Date recorded: 24 May 2022 | Speaker: John Stevens | Event: ELF Theologians Network
Topic: TheologyThe church
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The relationship between theology and local church ministry is often strained. Academic theology is perceived as too intellectual, obtuse, and irrelevant to the realities of pastoral ministry and mission. However, biblically faithful theology is essential because the church needs to be founded on the truth of God and his gospel, and equipped to meet the many challenges of our secular post-Christian context. Without a solid theological foundation churches and pastors will drift into liberalism and heresy. This talk encourages theologians to serve the church appropriately and churches to appreciate and benefit from the work of theologians.