In the Foreword to the 1993 edition of “God Has Spoken”, J. I. Packer writes,
“The older I get, the more I want to sing my faith and get others singing it with me. Theology, as I constantly tell my students, is for doxology: the first thing to do with it is to turn it into praise and thus honor the God who is its subject, the God in whose presence and by whose help it was worked out. Paul’s summons to sing and make music in one’s heart to the Lord is a word for theologians no less than for other people (Ephesians 5:19). Theologies that cannot be sung (or prayed for that matter) are certainly wrong at a deep level, and such theologies leave me, in both senses, cold: cold-hearted and uninterested” (Packer 1994).
It is this notion, that theology is for doxology, which has inspired me to a more meaningful study of theology.
Instead of dry facts about God and a merely academic endeavor to understanding Scripture for personal benefit, we are to use those facts and academic endeavors to the glory of our great God. From the written Word, through the mind, into our hearts, and lived out in life, theology causes our entire beings to erupt in praise and draw out praise for our God from others.
The intent of this website is to provide biblical theology to equip both myself and the reader to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Packer, J. I. “Foreword.” In God Has Spoken: Revelation and the Bible, by J. I. Packer, 7. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994.