Cross Posted at Purple Like Polka:
I attended an event in Waco, TX this evening sponsored by the VOID. Peter Rollins (How (Not) to Speak of God and The Fidelity of Betrayal) was there as well. I got an opportunity to speak with him after the event, but I want to share my views on what transpired.
This was the first Emergent event I’ve been to in a long time that I actually enjoyed. Moreover, it showed the absolute importance of having doubts and questions about Christianity. My heart broke that these people had at one point been made to feel ashamed of doubting certain aspects of their faith. I’m glad that the service was geared to expressing these doubts and admitting that we have doubts.
I think we, as Christians, are fearful of our own doubts and especially of other people’s doubts. Doubts open us up to uncertainty; we don’t know the outcome of a doubt. What if the answer to a doubt is more devastating than the doubt itself? Doubt can be a very scary thing.