Another benefit is that there tends to be a sort of excitement that comes when one wrestles with God. Augustine once exclaimed this very idea in saying that theology was and eros of the mind. Anyone familiar with Greek and the words for “love” or even familiar with human intimacy, will know that this is where the term erotic comes from. Theology is an erotic sensation that engages us with our Creator. It is “a sense of longing to understand more about God’s nature and ways.”

And lastly, the most important benefit of theology which I can think of is that it has a transformative impact on people’s lives. This happens not just to us personally as we learn and grow, but it also is foundational to why we do