The purpose of the theologian is to serve the church so that the people of God worship Him more faithfully.
Theology is by definition not an ivory tower discipline. It is not merely a form of academic discourse. When rightly conducted, theology is the conversation of the people of God seeking to understand the Lord whom we worship and how He wills to be worshiped.
—Albert Mohler, “The Whole Earth Is Full of his Glory: The Recovery of Authentic Worship, Part One” (http://www.almohler.com/commentary_read.php?cdate=2006-02-06)