Doctrine on Tap

A blog’s name deserves an explanation.

This blog was (a URL that still directs here), but I changed the name to give it more focus.

I love describing how God’s Word intersects with and transforms our view of the world.

I’m fascinated by the passages that armchair theologians quibble over too; now, we owe a great debt to the work of Bible scholars, without which, we would still fall prey to ancient heresies; but theology does us no practical good unless we know what it means and how it affects our lives and our view of the world. We must study Scripture, yes, but we must also obey the Word of God. And the aligning of our worldview to the storyline of Scripture is God’s initial means of renewal (Rom 12:2).

So let your mind wander through the thickest truths, while scouring the sweetest simplicity!  When the Word of God baffles your mind while drawing you to search for more, exegesis becomes very exciting!

What has this to do with the blog name? Well, none of the content I create is exclusively attached to who I am as a person. Any Christian can and should study the Word of God and conform their worldview to it in loving obedience. So calling my blog after my name doesn’t help anyone, nor does it further its purpose. So I changed it from to

I want to connect our lives with the doctrines of Scripture like a spigot does for liquid; to see doctrine made accessible, not by dilution, but by showing its practical application. Because at the end of the day, you don’t go into a tavern to discuss algorithms—you go to quench your thirst.

God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You. I thirst for You; my body faints for You in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water (Ps 63:1, HCSB).

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB. He is committed to spreading the value of our union with Christ in Santa Barbara, through the expository preaching of God's Word. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting People, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

Posted on June 17, 2013, in doctrine, realitysb, worldview and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So great Chris! Looking forward to your evolving blog. Love the new title!


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