Too often we believers commit the sin of intellectual indolence. The Bible is difficult to decipher—so we accept as (so to speak) gospel whatever our pastor tells us it says. A logically unassailable theology is difficult to reason through—so we substitute the clamorous fervor of emotion for the quiet discipline of studied comprehension. Understanding the evolution of our theology takes dedicated time and effort—so we rapturously focus on the future we can’t study rather than study the history we might.
Bringing to bear upon his speculations the full host of his powers, the rationalist is galvanized by a truth that Christians are long overdue embracing as divine: that it’s at the moment that you think you know everything that you know nothing.”