Why Theology in Overalls?

When I attended Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kenneth Grider taught theology. He was fond of saying that “preaching is theology with its overalls on.”

Theology should never be so esoteric that it has no street value. Not just when preaching, but always, it should have its overalls on. It must connect with real people in everyday life, or else be irrelevant.

On this site, you will find a potpourri of things theological. I like writing book reviews, so you’ll find lots, both of older and newer books. As a missionary, I enjoy collecting wise sayings from the countries I visit, a modern day “book of proverbs.” Occasionally, an item in the news gets me thinking about current events in biblical perspective, so you may get the “overflow” of that inner conversation.

I hope you’ll respond in the comment threads with thoughts of your own. Let the dialogue begin!

12 thoughts on “Why Theology in Overalls?

  1. I can’t even begin to say how pleased I am to have found your blog. Thank you for your studied insights and relevance.

  2. Hi, Greg! Recently someone did me the honor of nominating me for a Very Inspiring Blogger award, and I’m passing on one of my fifteen nominations to you! Keep up the writing, keep inspiring, and God bless! :)http://lovefrombenin.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  3. I hope the low number of comments is not an indication of the popularity of your blog. I’ve just found it and, life crafton, can’t tell you how pleased I am.

    1. Thank you, Carlton, for your kind words. No, I’m not setting any records for traffic. Typically, my posts will have 100-150 visitors. Some go higher, some are lower. There are so many voices on the internet competing for attention. I write for the love of it, and if I sometimes get noticed, all the better.

  4. Hey my friend, quite a long time!!! I find your thoughts provoking as well as heartwarming! I remember you as a young lad and now you’ve become a fine distinguished young theologian! Very proud of you!! Not sure if we agree politically but that’s for another day!! Keep up the great work!!!

    1. Thanks so much, George, for the kind words. Hope you’re doing well. I’m not sure that I’m “young” any more, but I’ll take that label any day! As for politics, not to worry. I don’t agree with myself on politics half of the time. Keep reading.

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