In this paper, which was highly commended by the Fraser Prize 2013 Reading Panel, Jason Radcliff argues that the church should be theologically conditioned as the Body and Bride of Christ. Following Athanasius, Dr Radcliff argues that theology is the work of the Spirit who enables human understanding of God, allowing us, as Calvin maintained, to be ourselves. He concludes by emphasizing the necessity of theology in preaching and in discussions regarding the nature of ministry.
Radcliff, J. (2014). Does the church in Scotland still need theology? Theology in Scotland, 21(2), pp. 47-63.