Concordia Theological Monthly
wisdom, theologian, foolishness, st. paul, philosophy
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A stewardess on a plane once asked me what I was. I answered, not quite without malice I am afraid, that I was a theologian. She didn't commit herself too strongly on that, merely opining that I was probably the first theologian that she had ever "carried"; but she seemed impressed. I have since wondered whether she should have been; by the standards that govern the creation of airlines and all the other streamlined paraphernalia, physical and spiritual, of our civilization, she shouldn't have been. For the theologian is by Biblical definition a fool, a child, and a slave; and they are not impressive entities.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 1:17-25; 1 Corinthians 3:18; Matthew 18:1-4; Matthew 20:25-28;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Franzmann, Martin H.
"The Marks of the Theologian,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 24, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol24/iss1/9