Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day
by Daryl Aaron
If you’re interested in learning more about what you believe as a Christian and why, then Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day is a great place to start. I’ve known many well-meaning Christians say that they love Jesus and they know they’re going to heaven, so that’s just enough. No need to worry about whether the Genesis account of Creation is factual or symbolic. No need to argue over Calvinism or Arminian viewpoints. No need to wonder about Jesus’ deity or the roles of the Trinity.
But Scripture admonishes us to be ready to give an account for what we believe, and we are told to worship God “in Spirit and in truth”–not just emotions. After all, we are to love God with all our heart and mind. Understanding what the Bible teaches helps us grow in our faith and prepares us to share it with others, as well as withstand the arguments of the world and Satan.
Still, we don’t all have the time, interest, or money to earn seminary degrees and read theological textbooks. So, this format of breaking down large theological issues into 15-minute sections is helpful to the everyday Christian just trying to better understand his or her faith. The author tries to stay fair when presenting differing perspectives on these issues, repeating often that Scriptures can be used to suggest this viewpoint or that viewpoint, while always returning to the bottom-line, foundational doctrines that form the basis of our faith.
This book isn’t a textbook or an exhaustive discussion of any of these issues, nor does it claim to be. It’s a quick overview for the lay person who wants a foundational look at the Christian faith.
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