…most Christians do not understand what they believe, why they believe it, and why it matters. How can a Christianity that is not understood be practiced?
Chuck Colson, no matter how you may feel about him and his past, has made an excellent point here. This goes directly toward the heart of much of my concern regarding the “emerging church” movement, and, frankly, the recognizable decline of the “mainstream” denominations. If you do not understand the basics of the faith, how can you discern the lies and the misdirection that can lead you away from God?
Of course, being obsessed with theology can also lead one astray.