Feb 8

Sometimes we believe that God isn’t pleased with us if we admit we don’t know what’s going on, that he’ll be disappointed if we don’t have answers. When we view scripture as a textbook full of answers to life problems, we often are left having to choose and then defend our choice whatever the cost. In this case, the cost is often borne by those without agency in the process of decision making.

Am I willing to acknowledge grey areas where I don’t know the right answer?

Is my church a place where we’re allowed to say we don’t know?

Do I invite people into nuanced conversations or shut down anything resembling a threat to black and white thinking?

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Published by javenbear

Javen Bear is 25 years old and lives with his beautiful wife Aleisha in Phoenix, Arizona. He's a graduate student in a mental health counseling program at Grand Canyon University where he also works as an admissions representative. Javen’s super-power, if he had one, would be the ability to press pause on the world and catch up on reading. He enjoys talking walks with his wife, playing guitar, and always uses Oxford commas.

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