The Road Less Taken
Ecclesiology, Epistemology, Hamartiology, Christology, Theology, and many other twenty-five-dollar words lend an air of elevated academia to all things Christianity, to all things Church. The ‘ology’ simply means ‘the study of,’ but sometimes the foray into the ‘ology’ alienates the student from the very core intent of the study, the learning better how to live out loud a vibrant relationship with Jesus. In those cases, education for knowledge trumps education in relationship. At its best, education is a highly valued pursuit which should open all the doors and windows to the fresh air of the furthest reaches of the mind’s horizon, elating the spirit, and motivating an elaborate and eager and joy-filled application of its findings. Why should that be so? Because that’s Who God has always been and that’s Where He is always found.