What is “A Disciple’s Theology”?
Simply put, it is practical theology. It is not the theology of scholars, academics, professional theologians or seminary students; it is a disciple’s theology. It is not formed in the classroom but in the day to day life of the disciple. As the follower of Jesus wrestles with biblical concepts in order to more fully obey his Lord, he is practicing discipleship theology.
Why this Site?
The purpose of this site is to help provide a resource for theological discipleship. Understanding concepts and ideas is not the most important part of discipleship, but it is a part. Having been a disciple of Jesus for almost 20 years, I have faced many questions about what I believe and how I should practice my faith. I believe that questions are always good and should not be swept under the rug. It is only by wrestling with sincere questions that we can find genuinely satisfying answers. After years of making disciples I have found that most disciples ask some of the same kinds of questions I have asked along my journey. So I have opened this site in order to share some of the questions I have asked and the answers I have found.
Who is Christopher C. Chapman?
Christopher is a disciple of Jesus Christ; the husband of Esther; the father of Iman, Omid and Hadassah; a member of Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship; the pastor of Praise Chapel Kebon Jeruk in Jakarta, Indonesia; and the author of PCCF 4 the Unreached and Out of Egypt.
How to Start?
I have placed the different topics discussed in this blog at the top of the page. Simply click on the topic you are interested in and check out the posts under in that category. Remember that the order of the posts is from newest to the oldest. In some cases this means that you will be starting at the last post in a series of posts. If you don’t have a specific topic in mind, you can search through the archived posts by clicking on the “All Posts” button on the right-hand menu and choosing a particular month. If there is a topic you are having questions about that I have not written about yet, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org If I know anything about the topic I will try to throw up some helpful posts.