Alright, bear with me on this one... it's a thought in motion.

I've been reading a lot of Karl Barth lately. Reformed folks... don't panic! I still believe that the Bible is the Word of God, I'm not a universalist, and it was originally Karl Barth who lead me to Reformed theology, I sincerely doubt that it will be Karl Barth who leads me away from it. Why reading Barth has led me to this post should become clear in a bit.

Natural Theology, is a branch of theology that is defined as one that is "based on reason and ordinary experience." (Wikipedia) It tends to be highly philosophical in nature, and often makes little or no use of the Biblical texts as a foundation for its argumentation (although, it often points to a Biblical verse to validate the conclusion, but the passage itself is not typically used as a supporting part of the argument. This is in contrast with Revealed Theology which is based on scripture.