A good Biblical theologian is a faithful theologian. Whether or not you recognize it, everyone is a theologian of sorts. We all have thoughts about God whether a Christian, an atheist, a Buddhist, or a Muslim. Everyone speaks words about God. Our concern then with being good biblical theologians lies within the idea of faithfulness.
In what follows, I will give six characteristics of a faithful theologian in order to extrapolate this idea. I hope that these six characteristics encourage and challenge you as you continue on your journey to truly KNOW God.
1. The faithful theologian understands faithful reason.
First Corinthians 2:14–16 tells us that “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things but is himself to be judged by no one. For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct…