DOING THEOLOGY IN COMMUNITY
After reading the chapter, respond to the follow discussion questions with your small group, house church, or leadership team.
- How have you seen the gospel become complicated in your context? How have you seen it become complicated in your life?
- How would you describe the simple gospel in one phrase?
- What are some of the hurdles/idols/sins in your context that prevent the gospel from taking root?
- How might a theocentric view of the gospel and repentance alter how you live daily? How might it impact your reading of Scripture? Your prayer life/communication with God? Your ministry to your friends and neighbors? The way you “do church?”
- What about God is compelling for you, personally?
- How would you summarize the “story” of your area/context, including its historical, cultural and religious aspects?
- What are some context-specific questions you could ask someone to really know them and who they believe themselves to be?
- How might you connect a simple, compelling view of God to your local story?
Spend a moment before moving on and pray that the Holy Spirit speaks clearly to you/you all as you reengage with Ephesiology.
Gregory the Theologian said in effect that theology should be conducted between people who are serious and it should be characterized by pure and peaceful collaboration. We invite you into this collaboration as you reflect on the following questions. Join the discussion by posting comments below. As fellow learners, please be respectful and gracious in your interactions with others.