today’s post is a follow up to this one, and part of our basics series. the purpose is to articulate for my readers where i stand on certain theological tenants, declaring a sort of ‘water-line’ for future conversations here at the WayWard follower.
it’s nearly time to explore some theological non-negotiables, but before doing so we need to understand how we got here in the first place. as we saw yesterday,
every theological statement is a response
to a perceived theological threat.
in the first part of this post, i concluded that as a result of the adoption of nicene christianity as the official religion of the roman empire in the 4th century, religious responsibility became synonymous with political power as the lines between building God’s kingdom of a new way and expanding power and influence of the roman empire muddied.
additionally, worship in the church began to be increasingly influenced by imperial protocol. Continue Reading…