Why does doctrine matter? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. William Abraham explains why the gospel needs to be unpacked for all Christians.
Here, William Abraham explains that contrary to popular belief, doctrine doesn’t stand in opposition to personal spiritual experience, nor Christian humanitarian action in the world. Rather, it is the vital task of articulating who the God is that we encounter in the gospel. The questions that normally result after conversion experiences, such as the nature of the afterlife, the relation between God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, or other pressing modern issues, are all matters of Christian doctrine and theology that the Church must continue to teach and bring to life.