Great Quotes: Dallas Willard
Things have been pretty busy in the Christian household lately – including the Smith family vacation and the StoneBridge Fireworks Bonanza (our largest community outreach of the year) both this past weekend. So it’ll probably be next week before I post anything substantive. But I did run across this quote by Dallas Willard today, and really liked it.
“Theology is just what you really think about God, and if you’re going to do that, you’d better use your mind and not just be a receptacle – a catch-all for whatever beliefs happen to be passing by.” – Dallas Willard
Wise words. I tend to think of theology as the study of all things in relation to God – but Willard’s definition is also a good one as well. And his admonition not to check our brains at the door – to always be thinking and processing what we believe about God – is an important one. They have particular relevance to me today as I reflect on the unfortunate amount of negativity in some Christian circles – voices that encourage people to tear down other Christians while calling it “discernment” and some twisted version of “love.” These voices should be rejected.