I have a perception of a growing (and unnecessary) tention between theology and following Jesus. Theology divides, lets just follow Jesus by loving everyone. In The Passionate Intellect Alister McGrath writes:
Theology energizes and enables the church to witness in the public square, helping it to frame its compelling intellectual, moral and spiritual vision of reality. – p.14
My commentary: Theology energizes and enables believers to action! We cannot soft peddle theology – least of all a theology of the cross – in a culture which is hostle or hell bent against God – the Christian God. And every culture is.