The Center for Theological Integrity at Northern Seminary serves the Church by exploring the relationship between a church’s doctrine and practices. CTI believes a church’s practices should be congruent with and should emerge from their theological commitments. In short, the Center believes there should be an integrated relationship between praxis and dogma.
By virtue of its mission, CTI is suggesting there is not sufficient attention paid to the relationship between a church’s practices/activities and their theological commitments. Because the practices of a church are more theologically formative than their stated doctrines, this lack of integration can cause theological confusion and/or indifference, resulting in a practical agnosticism among believers.
The Center for Theological Integrity exists to help pastors and churches understand the relationship between doctrine and practice, and to encourage practices/activities which are conforming to and confirming of a church’s theological commitments.