Why are we so afraid of questions?
Well it’s really not the questions so much as the possibility that we may not have the answers that really scares the crap out of Christians. Maybe it’s because we know Jesus is the truth (John 14:6) and that brings us to the conclusion that any lack of knowledge or doubt is an affront to our faith. Therefore we avoid any skepticism at all costs…including taking the gospel to the lost.
I personally think this refusal to wrestle with tough questions and admit our ignorance about some issues of Scripture or theology has lead unbelievers to tune us out.
I was reading Joe Thorn’s blog and he was talking about a ministry they’ve begun called Theology Pub. He meets with people at a local pub and they discuss matters of theology and faith. It’s an open forum where people can ask questions and he answers them in a loving and engaging manner.
I really like that idea. It’s time for us to lay down our need to have all the answers and to embrace the concept of dialoging with people instead shouting at them with a bull horn.
Plus Dwight from The Office thinks it’s a good idea and anything he says goes.