Theology never stays abstract. What we believe should and must shape who we are.
Earlier this month I posted how theologian Wayne Grudem is one example of "theology taking shape" as he responds to and lives in light of his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Not long after I posted that, I learned that theologian J.I. Packer is ending his "formal ministry" of writing and regular preaching due to his failing eyesight.
I've posted on J.I. Packer before (check out some of the posts here and here), and his Knowing God is one of the books I return to repeatedly. Packer is the first formal theologian that gave me a taste for all that the study of theology offers the Church and the individual Christian. Therefore, I was all ears as I read through a Gospel Coalition interview with J.I. Packer about his failing eyesight and what that means.
Here's a link to the interview. I encourage you to take some time in the next day or so (or right now) and read through what Packer has to say, and how he's one more example of "theology" taking shape. And don't just read it. Reflect on it. Learn from it. Absorb it.
Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:
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