Systematic Theology on Twitter



Several months ago the guys at the 9Marks blog had the great idea of asking readers to put the gospel into Twitter format (140 characters or less).

Wouldn’t it be great to do that with other great doctrines of the Christian faith? The glory of the scriptures is that they’re so simple a child can understand them, yet so profound we’ll never fully grasp them.

So here’s how it works:

  • Today’s great doctrine is THE INCARNATION (Jesus becoming a man)
  • If you use Twitter, post a Tweet that explains this glorious doctrine. Put the tag #systheol on the Tweet so others can find it.
  • If you don’t use Twitter, leave a comment explaining the incarnation in 140 characters or less.
  • I’ll post my favorites in a future post.

As John Piper says:

I find Twitter to be a kind of taunt: ?Okay, truth-lover, see what you can do with 140 characters! You say your mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things! Well, this is one of those ?all things.? Can you magnify Christ with this thimble-full of letters??

Let’s flood the Twitterverse with the glories of Christ.

Find me on Twitter here.

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  • Greg Dutcher says:

    This is a great idea. I’ll take a crack at it, but I’m usually lame with saying things in FEW words! My personal favorite is Luther’s “The mystery of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human understanding.” Mine won’t be as good as is- surprise, surprise.

  • This is freaking awesome.

    Count me in.

  • Paul Huxley says:

    I’m going to go more extreme. Haiku form:

    heavenly glory/swapped by Jesus, forever/for humanity

    I can’t remember my Twitter login. Will post when home if I remember.

  • Paul Huxley says:

    Oh, and can we call this Systematwit Theology?

  • Tom says:

    As I don’t have twitter, I’ll have a go on here, though mines not really an “attempt” to explain the doctrine as such, just a thought that’s been on my mind since reading and thinking on John 1 t’other day, and looking at Andrew Wilson’s great book “Incomparable”. My thought has been this:

    “God becoming man in the person of Jesus, is an unfathomable miracle – like trying to fit an ocean into a raindrop”.

    The highest heavens cannot contain Him, yet He “tabernacled amongst us”! Amazing!

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