Peter Rollins is an amazingly complex thinker and communicator. But in this post he doesn’t do nuance—for which he has been criticized. Still, for many Christians who have divorced belief from practice for way too long, and in some pretty tragic ways, these are prophetic words.
Here’s your nuance:
On one of my work-related trips, I struck up a conversation with a young man who was a professional pilot. He was a serious-minded guy, and before long we were discussing the big issues of life. After a while, he said he noticed that whenever I said something substantive, I always added the qualifier “in my opinion.” In his opinion, he said, someone with my academic background should not qualify his remarks but should speak “with certainty.”
I explained that my degrees have provided me with more questions than answers. He said, “I’ll have to think about that.”
I thought about it, too. And I stick by my qualifier.
The article offers some antidotes to what the author calls “arrogant absolutism.”
The author went looking for female mentors… and couldn’t find any.
And a bit more whimsy:
Two-way toothpaste? Coffins that screw into the ground? I love it!