“Theology is about love—of God and neighbor. We worship rightly so we can share the gospel rightly. We want to know God rightly, and we want to tell others about him rightly. … It’s not loving to lead people into a false relationship with a false god, so we shouldn’t take our theology lightly.
“Good theology is the system of roots that keeps our tree of faith vibrant and alive. It keeps us grounded and centered, yet growing. When we are rooted, we won’t remain stagnant. And neither will those around us.
“Forging and sharpening a good theology is valuable, for the worship of God and the mission to others.” —Brandon D. Smith