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AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 17, 2020 at 11:37 pm
“Certitude” was exactly the word that came to mind for me as well. And underneath that “fear.” I wonder how our faith might have evolved had we gone the route of the Jewish midrash and wrestled with our unknowing, and engaged in boisterous debate rather than dogmitized our faith and required a single narrative? Pete Enns tells us that Jesus used Scripture imaginatively (as you say, he doesn’t box God in: love that!), even for Jews of the day, and yet we idolize our interpretations and pretend that certainty is the path to true faith as if this somehow carries Jesus’ stamp of approval.