Learning Theology in the Church

Check out Tony Reinke’s insightful comments about the importance of learning theology in community.

It’s not that God doesn’t want us to read and learn on our own, but that the reading and learning on our own is affirmed and confirmed by the preaching of the Word in the context corporate worship.

This, by the way, is the historic Reformed view of preaching and discipleship: it is community-based and community-focused rather than individualistic.

This is why I shudder when I hear people who claim to be Reformed and yet seem to despise the local church (or at least, seem to have little regard for the local church). These two (being Reformed and de-valuing the local church) don’t go together.


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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