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  • My attempt at introducing theology. Thoughts?

    I've recently started a blog in which I try to introduce and explain some basics of theology and apologetics. The target audience is other Christian teens.
    (I'm a teen myself.)
    I just wanted some thoughts, suggestions, corrections, and/or constructive criticism from more knowledgeable individuals such as you guys. (Well some of you can be... most of the time.)

    My post on a basic overview on theology.
    http://theistic-student.blogspot.com...roduction.html

    P.S: Would this be the correct section of the forum to post this under?

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    Make it entertaining, I'm a teen too.
    "Kahahaha! Let's get lunatic!"-Add LP
    "And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility"-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Oh ye of little fiber. Do you not know what I've done for you? You will obey. ~Cerealman for Prez.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Theistic-Student View Post
      I've recently started a blog in which I try to introduce and explain some basics of theology and apologetics. The target audience is other Christian teens. (I'm a teen myself.)I just wanted some thoughts, suggestions, corrections, and/or constructive criticism from more knowledgeable individuals such as you guys. (Well some of you can be... most of the time.)

      My post on a basic overview on theology.
      http://theistic-student.blogspot.com...roduction.html

      P.S: Would this be the correct section of the forum to post this under?
      Looks like a good beginning! Two recommendations:

      1) Refer your readers to the original sources, rather than crowdsources like theopedia. That way your readers can begin to learn their way around the who's who of theological authors.

      2) Have a mentor from your church review your work. You will learn more and teach more.

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        I'll keep that in mind next time. Thanks

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        • #5
          Thank you for the suggestions :)
          Very helpful.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RBerman View Post
            Looks like a good beginning! Two recommendations:

            1) Refer your readers to the original sources, rather than crowdsources like theopedia. That way your readers can begin to learn their way around the who's who of theological authors.

            2) Have a mentor from your church review your work. You will learn more and teach more.
            Kudos for starting. May you keep it up.

            I agree with R. Berman's advice - especially about getting a reviewer.

            I would look at the older writers and history of the arguement. This topic has been debated for centuries. I find having that perspective helps me.
            "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

            "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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            • #7
              Thanks so much for the encouragement :)
              I do agree with you about looking at the history, and I have done that for a post about the cosmological argument. Just have to keep that in mind.

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              • #8
                I keep thinking about your OP and came back to check. I am glad to see that your intent is to "introduce and explain." I confess I was thinking you were going to try to win an arguement. "Introducing and explaining" is really the mission of the Christian teacher - to build up those who already believe.

                Also, I have spent time myself looking at these arguments. I found each argument has a counter-argument that can be equally convincing. If someone wants or is believing, these arguments will work to strengthen them. If they don't want to believe, they'll find the counter-argument.

                May God bless your ministry always.
                "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                  Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
                  I keep thinking about your OP and came back to check. I am glad to see that your intent is to "introduce and explain." I confess I was thinking you were going to try to win an arguement. "Introducing and explaining" is really the mission of the Christian teacher - to build up those who already believe.

                  Also, I have spent time myself looking at these arguments. I found each argument has a counter-argument that can be equally convincing. If someone wants or is believing, these arguments will work to strengthen them. If they don't want to believe, they'll find the counter-argument.

                  May God bless your ministry always.
                  Polemics: the most honest and open form of theological enquiry.
                  For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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