Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The beauty of doctrine

"Doctrine is the drama"
That's what my Systematic Theology professor said last night after asking him a question. He cited Dorothy Sayers as saying it. She actually said "It is the dogma that is the drama," but it essentially means the same thing. I thought it was beautiful quote. I couldn't then and still can't get it out of my head.

My professor had just finished going through the names of God. He kept pointing out that the names of God are revealed to man. Man doesn't tell God what His names are. He went on to say how certain human caricatures of God do Him injustice. So, when we see books, pictures, movies, etc. about Jesus, they ultimately fall short of who God really is, revealed to us in Scripture.

The drama, the true drama that is meant to ignite our hearts is there for us in the Bible. It's meant to be enough.


  1. D Willy, i hope you are well!! i joined the blog community awhile ago and can't wait to read yours!

  2. Tim
    I'm glad you're around. I've been keeping up with yours too.