Credo Clips: Theology in Three Minutes

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo House Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. He can be contacted at [email protected]

    2 replies to "Credo Clip: What is Theology?"

    • George Jenkins

      You give the derivation of only half of theology. In my opinion the second half is critical. The -logy part of theology is defined by Random House as “1.
      a combining form used inthe names of sciences or bodies of knowledge:paleontology; theology.”

      I believe theology is as much a science as biology, geology, cosmology, etc. If looks at the original meaning
      of the term science it was originally used as meaning knowledge on a subject. (From “logos”, the word, on God, life, earth, etc.)

      I believe that one of the greatest mistakes Christians have made is the acceptance of the usage of the term science to mean only the area of natural science. Science truly is all knowledge. The study of God is just as valid a science as the physical universe.

      Is the Bible a science book? Sure it is: and sometimes it even deals with biology and geology as well as theology.

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