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Theology Network exists to equip you with top quality theological resources- both articles and audio talks. We believe that Christian theology is the most exciting thing possible since it’s simply about knowing God better.
In 1555, based in Geneva, John Calvin established a top secret programme for the evangelisation of his native France. Using an underground network, with safe houses and hiding places, he slipped agents of the gospel across the border into France to plant new (sometimes literally) underground churches. Its success was astounding: the evangelical faith exploded in both numbers and influence in France. More than 10% of the entire population became Protestant, including something like a third of the nobility. Geneva became a nerve-centre for world evangelisation as missionaries were dispatched from Geneva to Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy, and even South America.
The question is: how could one small city become an international centre for the propagation of the gospel? The answer: theological resources. Calvin amassed and distributed such an array of theological artillery in Geneva that Christians came from all over Europe to be armed, fuelled and inspired to change the world.
Such is the vision of Theology Network: to unleash the best biblical teaching so that students and all users might come to know and love the Lord Jesus in deeper, life-changing, mission-igniting ways. We’re inviting you to read and listen, to engage your head, your heart, and your will. We’re inviting you to our little gospel centre that you might know God better, love Jesus more, and join the revolution that is doing theology.
Who is behind Theology Network, and what do you believe?
Theology Network is an initiative of UCCF: The Christian Unions, an interdenominational evangelical movement in the UK. Theology Network adheres to UCCF's doctrinal basis which outlines the foundational truths of Christianity, but outside of these seeks to be generous and non-partisan. Theology Network therefore has no official stance on secondary issues such as baptism, spiritual gifts, women in ministry, eschatology, election etc.
It is important for you to know that neither Theology Network nor UCCF are committed to all
of the views that the material on Theology Network describes. We unite in the
gospel. So please do understand, that our choice to include content
really can't be taken to imply that we are committed to the entirety of
a view. Whether or not you agree with our posture on these things, we
hope and pray that you will be blessed by Theology Network as a resource
to help you grow in love and knowledge of the Lord.
What is the ‘revolution’ you talk about?
Romans 12v1-2 explains that God is renewing the minds of Christians so that they might view everything differently and live transformed lives that please God. This renewal is for minds that are no longer being conformed to the thinking of the world which denies the Lord; minds that have been set free from the world’s way of thinking.
Likewise, 2 Peter 3 tells us that the world as it is- along with fallen human minds- is captive to devilish lies about God, ourselves, and reality. One day, these lies will be exposed and the truth will be known- but until then, we Christians whose eyes have been opened and whose minds are renewed, are called to live and speak a dangerous and subversive message to a world in rebellion against the only true God.
In the 1520’s, Cambridge’s White Horse Inn became the base for Thomas Cranmer, Matthew Parker and friends to talk about and distribute the prohibited writings of Luther smuggled-in from Antwerp. Over a tankard of ale to lubricate discussion, it was this group that sowed the seeds of the English Reformation. Our hope is that Theology Network will similarly be a centre for radical, biblical, and ultimately revolutionary thinking and believing, living and speaking. Theology is the revolution, and we pray that Theology Network will be a great weapon in our arsenal.
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