August 14, 2018     Daily Post

Unfinished theology

The smartest people I’ve met have unfinished theology.

  • They have questions as well as answers. Aside from making for better conversation, it recognizes there’s always an opportunity to learn. The most knowledgeable of us do the most listening.
  • They’re still working on it. Rigid dogmatic thinking closes the door to growth. The clearest thinkers among us get that way by working on their thinking skills rather than merely their debating skills.
  • They make great teachers. We learn what we learn more deeply when we‘re to teach our discoveries it to others.

We make more knowledgeable, clearer thinking, better teachers when we accept we don’t have all the answers.