Theological wipeouts

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Christian theology, however, never is and never can be anything more than the thoughts that Christians have (alone or with others) after they have said yes to Jesus. Sure, it can be a thrilling subject. Of course, it is something you can do well or badly — or even get right or wrong. And naturally, it is one of the great fun things to do on weekends when your kidney stones aren’t acting up.

Actually, it is almost exactly like another important human subject that meets all the same criteria: wind-surfing. Everybody admires it, and plenty of people try it. But the number of people who can do it well is even smaller than the number who can do it without making a fool of themselves.

Trust Jesus, then. After that, theologize all you want, Just don’t lose your sense of humor if your theological surfboard deposits you unceremoniously in the drink.

–Robert Farrar Capon
Kingdom, Grace, Judgment

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