It is true what they say about teenagers and college freshman, "They don't know what they don't know." I just graduated from California Baptist University (CBU) last week and recognize that during the past four years I have learned much, but also learned that I don't know much. This is just the beginning. Both the acquisition of knowledge and the recognition of my ignorance come from the Lord and the godly scholars at CBU. But really it is I who is wiser to my need, and it extends far beyond book knowledge.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I was reading Andy Naselli's blog on why John Piper does not own a T.V. and found this snippet mixed in:
I read something similar in Bruce Waltke's "An Old Testament Theology". He distinguishes between the Greek concept of theology as an I/it relationship and the Hebrew concept of "the knowledge of the LORD" as an I/Thou relationship. Because I am in an I/Thou relationship with God the truth I know about him is in connection to my devotion and obedience to him (my right relationship to a holy God). As in any personal relationship, what I know about God affects my thoughts and actions toward him and reciprocally, my understanding of his thoughts and actions toward me. A fuller illumination/revelation of his glory demands that I behold and reflect that in my life since I was made in his image to reflect him. In the grandeur of his wisdom he displays his glorious grace in his love toward us in Christ and simultaneously this love, glory, and grace works out for our good as his creatures--the knowledge of Christ becomes our all-satisfying joy (which by the way brings God glory).
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Check this out on JT's blog: his interview with Trip Lee and Lecrae; including their conversion stories and how that led to them expressing theology and the Christian Life through hip-hop. In their words, providing a "soundtrack" to their philosophy of ministry and activities in ReachLife.
An Interview with Lecrae and Trip Lee