Editorial Introduction At Humble Orthodoxy, we value the place of theology in each of our lives. We also recognize that theology is set apart from other studied disciplines. Theology has a quality that paleontology, biology, or philosophy don’t have: it is the truth about God woven into our heads, hearts, and hands. Not mere knowledge,… Read More The Christ-Formed Heart
Editorial Introduction At Humble Orthodoxy, we value the place of theology in each of our lives. We also recognize that theology is set apart from other studied disciplines. Theology has a quality that paleontology, biology, or philosophy don’t have: it is the truth about God woven into our heads, hearts, and hands. Not mere knowledge,… Read More How Can We Love God with Our Minds?
There have been many things I’ve found to be valuable in theological education. I graduated from college in 2016, thinking I’d put all the classroom time and papers behind me. But as some years passed, my love for Christ and theology grew steadily stronger. I desired to teach God’s Word to anyone who would listen,… Read More The Making of a Pastor: How Seminary Equips & Forms
Why might a layperson with no aspirations for the pastorate pursue credited, academic theological training? It’s not uncommon for someone to ask me this question or some variation. If it comes up in conversation that I’m pursuing a graduate degree and my area of study is discussed, people don’t always know what to think. Oddly… Read More Theological Credentials are for Laypeople Too
For years I had thought about attending seminary. I craved a deeper and more rigorous look at God’s word and being challenged in a fresh way. I wanted to become a better teacher in the local church, and I also wanted to get to know others in my community who were just as passionate. The… Read More How the Option to Audit Serves the Church
Perhaps you’ve heard objections that further theological training can benefit someone already laboring in full-time Christian ministry. There can be the presumption that once someone has already “made it” into ministry work, there’s no need to pursue further training. Having “done the time” to get the diploma, theological training may be considered a thing of… Read More The Value of Further Theological Training in Full-Time Ministry
The community of the holy Lord’s Supper is above all the fulfillment of Christian community. Just as the members of the community of faith are united in body and blood at the table of the Lord, so they will be together in eternity. Here the community has reached its goal. Here joy in Christ and… Read More Why Embodied Formation?
Emmaus is a powerful image. In Luke 24, the risen Christ appears to two disciples on the road. They were speaking, no doubt, about whether these things that the women reported could be true. Could their hopes that Jesus might redeem Israel still be true? Could this beloved prophet, mighty in word and deed, truly… Read More Why Emmaus? An Appeal for Ecclesial Theology
Christian unity: two words that are easy enough to say or type but too often quite elusive to experience. Regardless of experience, the theological reality is that followers of Jesus are in union not only with Christ, but also one another. We are one body, united by one Spirit with one faith in one Lord… Read More What is Humble Orthodoxy?