What is Earthbound Theology?

Earthbound theology is an approach to Christianity that sees the triune God, ethics and spirituality as inextricably linked to human existence and experience as people who live within the universal reality of the cruciform, present and resurrected Christ.

Because God created human beings in His image, sent His Son into the world in the likeness of human flesh, inspired human beings to write sacred scripture in their historical and cultural context, and promises to restore creation through the eternal consummation of His presence, followers of Jesus are called to pursue an ethic and spirituality in life that is incarnational and faithful to God and His call to love broken humanity, defend the oppressed and powerless, contribute towards the healing of all creation and to interpret sacred scripture through an earthbound lens that places the cruciform love of God in Christ at the centre of all existence.

“It remains an experience of incomparable value that we have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated, the powerless, the oppressed and reviled, in short from the perspective of the suffering.”

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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