Most burning theological issues are neither burning, nor theological, Brennan Manning.
When leading churches lose all their assets to leave denominations too liberal on gays
When theological colleges lose their faculty over the issue of women teaching men,
And dissentient clergy need their own flying Bishops,
Let us remember that inerrancy is not as important as love.
Christ never commanded us to believe in the inerrancy of Scripture.
He did command us to love.
When theology births self-righteousness,
And we judge those more liberal then ourselves,
And we judge those more conservative than ourselves,
And we judge those more Words-Visions-Tongues-Prophecy than ourselves,
And we judge those less spirit-propelled than ourselves,
And we get so intense about our ideas that we forget the One we are following
Help us remember,
It’s not about theology.
There will be no theology exam when we meet you,
You will not ask if we have got our beliefs right,
You will—you have told us—welcome us if we have loved