Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - January 29

If you never felt you had ‘permission’ in church, at home, or in community, to ask questions about the biblical text or its interpretation, something is wrong. Get that. Something is wrong. No shaming tactics, guilt trips, or theological dogmatism, should put you off. You’re right to raise questions and look for responses where available, come what may. Let’s face it, sometimes there are no answers. We just don’t have enough information. So, go ahead. Question! Be curious. Explore. Certainty about the biblical text or its interpretations is not, as it’s often touted to be, a safe place, but a dangerously controlling and manipulative illusion.