Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Theological Disputes

Great essay from Real Live Preacher on the difficulties we face in our efforts to interpret the New Testament, the value of humility in our debates over theology and the incompatibility of absolute certainty with genuine faith. The points he makes underscore why I could never go back to any system of belief that rests on strict black-and-white thinking and an us-vs.-them mentality.

Life is far too complex for anyone to claim that they've got it all figured out, and far too precious to waste on arguments over whose part of the elephant is the truest.

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