...a barely thematic journey through my tangentizing mental life...
I don't really understand your post. Can you expound the second sentence?
Theology is our human understanding of God. As such, we align ourselves with theology, always keeping in mind that our theological understandings are subject to correction as we continue to study scripture in the context of the Body of Christ. On the other hand, we are to live our lives in continual conformity to Jesus, until one day, in his very presence, we perfectly bear his image. He, not our theological understandings, is the measure of our holiness.
This is true.
It is difficult for those who equate theology with Scripture to accept that, while Scripture is the very word of God, theology is not. Of course, the bits that are true actually are true, but when our commitment to our particular theological perspective outweighs openness to Scripture and Spirit, the untrue or incomplete bits are difficult to see. That's one reason we need each other: to point out the blind spots.