Here’s the deal. When you’re in an academic environment – especially one where everyone’s learning about God – your relationship with God can sometimes suffer. For me, it becomes easy to second guess what I know. “Given this and this and this, am I praying right?” “Can I really say this about God?” “Is it theologically correct?”
There’s just so many different opinions on so many different points, it’s easy to start tiptoeing around issues and worrying about how intelligent you sound instead of experiencing and sharing a real relationship.
It’s good to know what we believe and why we believe it, but I can’t let academic “rights” and “wrongs” squelch a relationship with God.
I don’t know everything about my wife. I’m still learning. But I don’t let that stop me from relating to the amazing woman I do know and keep learning from the process.
So the lesson for today is to start moving and learn as you go. God wants to relate with us right now. As we are. With the knowledge we have. And you know what? If people tell you otherwise, they’re missing the point. 🙂