Theology for the heart, not entertainment

That theology is neglected is easy enough to establish. But that it is abused by those who claim to love it is perhaps a more necessary point to make in my circles. All who love theology, please take note:

[Theology] ought not to be laid on the shelf, as an object of speculation; but it should be deposited deep in the heart, where its sanctifying power ought to be felt. To study theology, for the purpose of gratifying curiosity, or preparing for a profession, is an abuse and profanation of what ought to be regarded as most holy. To learn things pertaining to God, merely for the sake of amusement, or secular advantage, or to gratify the mere love of knowledge, is to treat the Most High with contempt.

John Dagg, Manual of Theology