While engaging in theology, it characterizes one’s path and beginning steps, as in the Nicene Creed, is faith: We “believe.” Faith differentiates theology from other academic goals. Other disciplines include the first aspect of faith- “We believe that.” The foundation of Christian theology is we believe that God exists. We can’t limit theology to ordinary standards of educational practice because this makes God an object of study as if He is someone we hover over and control using specific methods.
Theology is an engagement with a person. God is ultimately the subject of theology, the person for which who calls and encounters us. “The fact is, we are not only to believe that God exists but also to believe in God, entering into a posture and disposition of trust and surrender” (Blackwell). We all might believe (knowledge) that eating salads will make us healthy, but it is not until you embrace eating it regularly, you commit yourself to that reality. The key is faith.