Even a cursory scrolling of social media may lead you to the conclusion that you have to be angry to do theology. Sadly, our day is characterized by theological fighting—complete with harsh words, exaggeration, biting sarcasm, and the spirit of tearing down our brothers and sisters in Christ. But it does not have to be this way. In fact, it should not be this way.
In Fruitful Theology, Ronni Kurtz swims upstream to counter this prevailing problem. Instead of theology leading to anger, division, and discord, this book shows that the life of the mind can actually lead to the fruit of the Spirit. Fruitful Theology is for anyone who:
- Wants to grow in an understanding of Scripture, but is afraid that knowledge will make them arrogant;
- Is confused about the relationship between doctrine and Christian living;
- Is concerned that theological conviction promotes disunity and discord among Christians;
- Desires to grow in Christian maturity, but isn’t sure how theology fits into that desire.