Theology in Sneakers (TiS) has a simple mission
So simple that a single word captures both purpose and motivation.
The Greek transliterated word aletheuo (pronounced al-ayth-yoo’-o) is what TiS is all about. So what does it mean? It means…
1. To speak or tell the truth
2. To teach the truth
3. To profess the truth
Why look at 3 definitions for this word? They reveal the 3 dimensions of truth I wish to highlight.
1. Speak it – We must learn to speak the truth as a natural state of being.
2. Teach it – We must serve others the truth to help fellow brothers and sisters (believers) know what they believe and why they believe it.
3. Profess it – We must declare the truth with conviction to non-believers.
TiS Strives to...
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23)
Empower Christians with “real answers” to evangelize every day.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Identify False Teachings.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)
Foster Thoughtful Discussion.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
How do I propose to achieve the above?
TiS strives to provide answers founded in accurate biblical interpretation, thorough research, and logic-based thought. This site is created for those who follow Christ and those who may be curious about how they can trust this faith.
I view faith not as a blind leap into darkness but a step into the light illuminated by both Spirit and Truth.
Why did I start this site?
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. (2 Corinthians 5:14)
- Too many times I have seen people stumble, fall or dismiss placing faith in Jesus Christ because of a lack of comprehension of the Truth.
- Too many times I have listened, watched, read false teachings that “Christians” take to be truths.
- Too many times I have read articles, reviewed scientific “studies”, and heard thoughts expressed from people who do not accept Christ and they accept these to be true without authentic evaluation.
- Too many times I have seen people accept a presented “fact” or hold onto a negative “Christian experience” that led them to comfortably avoid a confrontation with the Truth.
I want to lovingly share the Truth with everyone. I want to edify and equip believers to be thoughtful about their faith – to build it up and allow them to effectively share with their friends. I want to provide an opportunity for people of other worldviews to express their thoughts, questions, and honestly share with them.
What is the single most important driving force of this site?
We must never let the primary cause of Christ become the secondary purpose of His church or His people! Evangelism is that cause and that purpose. TiS strives to equip believers to be ready to share their faith in a relevant and informed manner.
Share the Truth with Non-Christians.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
Where did the site name come from?
The tag line “evidence of things unseen” is inspired from Scripture itself (Hebrews 11:1) and serves as a mark in Scripture that defines what faith is. TiS’ focuses on bringing together several elements and objectives (outlined above) to provide evidence, in its varied forms, to ultimately deliver assurance and certainty in the matters of the Christian faith. A faith rooted in the Bible as revealed by God Himself and its documentary of the one true triune God and the saving knowledge of what the God-Man, Jesus Christ, has done for us. Evidence is present, and too often either out of complacency or humanity’s subversive desire to suppress the Truth (as Paul calls out) we ignore it or dismiss it.