I Don’t Know
It’s a peculiar thing about evangelical culture that so many of us feel like we’re supposed to have an answer to everything. It’s become our favorite idol: certainty. Maybe it’s a vestige of eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that we want to be like God in this way. In fact, no one can possibly have all the answers. Frank Viola shares some thoughts on the three words that we should probably reacquaint ourselves with: I don’t know.
From his blog post:
Taking a position and pontificating on it when you’ve not done the necessary home work to come to a thoughtful conclusion, or before you’ve received insight from the Holy Spirit on a matter, is just plain reckless. And bluffing (which young men are especially prone to do) is never a wise thing.
So don’t buy into the lie. Just because you may be in ministry doesn’t mean that you have to know all things under the sun or form a conclusion on every topic under heaven (or in the pages between the black leather cover.)
Rebecca-Lee via Compfight David D. Flowers posted this essay on loving God with your mind that reflects our stance on intellectual integrity as we approach Scripture. It even features a video clip of Greg talking about maintaining humility when we encounter ideas that are new to us and challenge our current understanding. It’s well worth…
This would actually be funnier if it wasn’t so true.
Cartoon via xkcd It’s OK. You can go to bed.
As with every other aspect of Jesus’ life and ministry, even the resurrection must be understood in light of the cross. This event was not just the resuscitation of a random corpse. It was the resurrection of the Incarnate Son of God who had fulfilled the human side of the God-human covenant by living a sinless…
The tables are turned. Greg interviews Dan Kent on his new book: “Confident Humility: Becoming Your Full Self Without Becoming Full of Yourself.” Available for pre-order now. Episode 472 The Interview: http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_CH_0472.mp3 ————— A Rebuttal Considered: http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_CH_0472_EXTRAs.mp3
Thomas Hawk via Compfight Micah J. Murray posted a reflection today titled The God Who Bleeds. In contrast to Mark Driscoll’s “Pride Fighter,” this God allowed himself to get beat up and killed while all his closest friends ran and hid and denied they even knew him. What kind of a God does this? The kind…