Michael Horton makes a great point about living what I call a “kingdom integrated life”:
“… when it comes to God, people often imagine that it is possible to have a personal relationship with God apart from theology. In fact, some Christians assume that knowing doctrine and practical living are competing interests. The modern dichotomy between doctrine and life, theology and discipleship, knowing and doing, theory and practice has had disastrous consequences in the life of the church and its witness in the world.” (The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way)
As always, I’d love your thoughts! So let’s start a conversation…
Here are some starting questions:
- Why do you think so many Christians separate life from theology?
- What are some reasons why some seem to embrace theological intellectualism without love?
- How can we better integrate these?
Luke is a pastor-theologian living in northern California, serving as a co-lead pastor with his life, Dawn, at the Red Bluff Vineyard. Father of five amazing kids, when Luke isn’t hanging with his family, reading or writing theology, he moonlights as a fly fishing guide for Confluence Outfitters. He blogs regularly at LukeGeraty.com and regularly contributes to his YouTube channel.