Written by Meredith L. Myers |
Sunday, December 17, 2023
Biblical doctrine is for the preacher and for the pews. Theology is for “plain people.”7 The study of God is accessible because God has made Himself known in the person of Jesus Christ. The study of biblical doctrine is not cold, boring, or impersonal. On the contrary, it is heat, “a lamp shining in a dark place,” and a covenant history (1 Peter 1:19). It is the story we have been made for and called into. It is communal and alive.
“If you want to make it in journalism, you’re going to have to learn to write what people want to hear.” It was my first day of undergraduate journalism, and my professor’s description of what people want to hear was ironically contrary to what I found myself hoping to hear that day. I wanted to be a truth-teller on the front lines, and this introduction confused me. According to this academic, reporting was no longer about the facts but about what it made the reader feel. I changed my major to literature and philosophy that afternoon, hoping to hear from truth-tellers in exploration of knowledge and reality.