A series of recent discussions I’ve seen has prompted me to offer a few thoughts on what theology and whether it is either necessary or obligatory.

Firstly, let me say theology proper at its most basic is a study, pursuit, or inquiry into the being and personhood of God and everything about him (his character, attributes, words, deeds, etc.), but more comprehensively how everything else relates to God – hence also topics like creation, humanity, sin, salvation, redemption, glorification, etc.

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