and saw this subtitle to a book. (btw, my bookshelf doesn’t look like that)
“A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas”
that kinda started me thinking. are we as the church a curious people with dangerous ideas, or are we satisfied with the knowledge we already have which is safe and predictable. i mean that’s the message i’ve gotten from the church pretty much my whole life. just simple pat answers or cliches. nobody would admit if they had doubts or if they had questions because they might seem weak or less “holy”. it’s a shame that our piousness holds us back from the mission we’ve been given by our Lord. i don’t think that Jesus ever promised us safe, all questions answered religion as His way. in fact we tend to gloss over the dangerous ideas from the bible. when Jesus presented things to people that they didn’t find palatable, they walked away (John 6:60-66)
so what do we do with this? how do we become curious people with dangerous ideas? i just point you to the 8th chapter of Romans. i can’t say it any better than that. we live by the Spirit and ask God to give us His dangerous dreams and to make us curious to know more about Him.
15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
what dangerous idea or burning question do you have today?