[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_wp_text title=”Doxa: a practical introduction to Christian spirituality” text=”systematic theology may be the academic discipline with the least tendency towards story telling – it’s like god-math. sometimes it even feels like it’s supposed to be dry and boring because that somehow makes it more godly or important but this attitude of course is only the bastardized version of our worst fears about learning the truth about god this attitude allows us to insulate ourselves with the proud anxiety that we may be wrong about something and that being wrong may embarrass, or offend, or disclose our limitations. so, what we’ve tried to do here (and by “we” i mean the staff and elder team{s} at westwinds) is to try and re-insert the stories back into our theology. we’ve tried to authenticate the rationale for our doctrines with the events, people, stories that required us to form theologies in the first place. and then, of course, we’ve tried to retell those stories so they can be readily and messily ingested within the context of the 21st century western world”][/vc_column][/vc_row]