Today’s Theological Word is Axiology. Axiology.
You may not have heard of this word before, and that’s OK, I never had either, at least not in a context that I remembered it anyway. It is the study of the theological constructs surrounding Paul Bunyan. How was he able to fell all those trees? What implications does this have for the Cross of Christ?
Not really, just made that up. Axiology is based on the Greek word axios, which means “worthy.” Axiology then is the study of what is worthy. In a Christian context it deals with Christian morals and ethics.
Here is my attempt to use the word in context to aid you in using it in everyday conversation.
While reading my Bible this morning my wife asked me to take the garbage out and I pondered the axiological implications of the choice before me. Would God be pleased by me being concerned with the affairs of this world over His Eternal Living Word? Or is listening to my wife and serving her axiologically superior?
Go on, use axiology in conversation today. You know you want to. It’s one of those words that makes you sound real smarter.