Your Life in God’s Theater
Theology is inherently theatrical — there’s a stage (creation), a script (Scripture), a main Actor (our Triune God), secondary actors (the Church), and a historical plot (creation, fall, redemption, and restoration). Which is to say the work of theology is more than the right formulation of orthodox principles. By following the contours of redemptive history, theology serves the Church by helping her understand her identity and role in the world, and in the cosmic drama in Christ.
The Christian life is theatrical — we act the miracle.
Making this point is Kevin Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Vanhoozer is a plenary speaker at next month's Desiring God National Conference and the author of the book The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach to Christian Doctrine which explains why theology is theatrical. There he writes, “The drama of doctrine has nothing to do with…