Monday, 24 September 2012

A Theology of Weeding

1The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard”
Psalm 19:1-3

 A Theology of Everything

There is theology in everything.  That is not to say that we take our theology from anywhere except from the Bible.  Nor is it to say that everything is God.  As Daniel Hames says:

“Far from being a sort of polytheistic belief that there is a ‘divine spark’ in everything, or that everything is god, the Christian view of creation and indeed all of reality is that it bears the fingerprints of the one who formed it.”

Rather it is that in everything we can see reflections of theology, images of God and his nature.  It is somewhat like the fact that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are both material events which nevertheless reflect great spiritual realities.  Likewise, the mundane things in life can be seen to reflect profound truths.  The case for forming such a ‘theology of everything’ is laid out more fully by Daniel Hames in his article on Theology Network: Why and How to do a Theology of Everything from where the previous quote comes from.  What I want to do here is not to cover that ground again but rather just to offer some of my own application of that principle.