Introduction to Christian Doctrine

I. What Is Theology?
Grenz: "systematic reflection on, and articulation of, the fundamental beliefs we share as followers of Jesus Christ"

II. What Is Basketball?
Webster: "a usually indoor court game between two teams of usually five players each, who score by tossing an inflated ball through a raised goal"
Who plays?
How do we learn it?
What's the point?
What if you're not a fan?
III. What Is Music?
Webster: "the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity"
How do we articulate it?
We introduce it, train in it, show it
III. The Game of Christian Faith
Not bloodless definitions and analyses, but practices, resources, participants, goals
(see "What Do You Do, Anyway?")
Ludwig Wittgenstein:
"Would it be correct to say our concepts reflect our life?
They stand in the middle of it." (Remarks on Colour, 302)