Brad, GREAT article. For me some of the highlights were:
"So much of what passes for Christian in our culture is driven by answers, not questions."
"Christians like to put answers at the end of their questions. Scientists like to put questions at the end of their answers."
Science podcasts are popular because they offer paradoxes, questions that are not always answered
"scientists are seen as impartial and objective. Religion doesn’t have that same reputation."
"The ability to hold competing answers in unresolved tension, the embrace of mystery and paradox, these are the marks of a mature faith. Certitude cannot drive the process if we want young people on board."
"Christian mystics have always held that most of the deep truths of Christianity come in the form of paradox. The mystics remind us that any worthy discussion about God should lead us not to claims of certitude, but to a sense of mystery, wonder, and awe."
"It seems like the embrace of paradox should get a little more airtime in the Jesus-conversation."
Lots to chew over, ...any more great articles like this?