If People Are Bored – Whose Fault Is It?

Theology Church Rochester NY

I love to teach theology. Yet most people imagine the teaching of theology to be boring. If it is boring, I don't think that it is the fault of the "student". Rather, the teacher of theology is responsible to show the beauty and wonder of theology – and its practicality. Ultimately, theology is the study of God. God is NOT boring. If the teaching of theology is boring – it isn't God's fault, and if God is rightly taught – no one would be bored. So it seems to me, the primary responsibility lies with the teacher. 

I love the quote below: "Any theology that doesn't lead to song is, at a fundamental level, a flawed theology." I love that. Teaching God's Word ought to make God's people want to sing. 

This is why, if all things were equal, we would do at least half of our singing after a sermon. Multi-site and sermon delivery makes this difficult. I look forward to the day when we can utilize technology in a better way so that we can sing more after the sermon at all our campuses. 

Most people use music to "prepare hearts to hear God's Word." I think the teaching of God's Word ought to prepare our hearts to sing!

Well taught theology always leads to exaltation! I wish that we, as pastors, would stop blaming people for being bored with theology and teaching.

 

Rochester Church

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