Monday, July 25, 2011

what is a Theolobster?

The first and most important question that people ask.  The word theolobster is a combination of two words.  The first part "theo" comes from the Greek word "theos" or God.  It is where we get the word 'theology' meaning the study of God.  

The second part of this new word is 'lobster'. defines a lobster as "any of a family (Nephropidae and especially Homarus americanus) of large edible marine decapod crustaceans that have stalked eyes, a pair of large claws, and a long abdomen and that include species from coasts on both sides of the North Atlantic and from the Cape of Good Hope."  

So basically a theolobster is a lobster that believes in God. Simple enough.  

This is a fitting name that I have adopted for myself.  I have never fallen completely in line with any particular theological stance.  I can probably say that I am a 2 1/2 point Calvinist with a touch of Arminian maybe some Reformed Presbo-Bapterianist Holy Ghost Church by the Lake of the Redeemed thrown in there.  I don't think that any one of these have all of the answers when it comes to God and theology.  So my job is to understand the complex 14 inch words that theologians throw out there to utterly confuse the average church goer and those who have never set foot in a church. I try to find the most believable and understandable way to view God and His creation.  Sometimes this means filtering through the complexities of theological language, and other times it means simply sharing a good story and reflection on the way God does things in our lives.  This could be simple yet it could get kind of complicated.  We shall see.  


point to ponder:
No one ever had to convince a lobster that God exists.