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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