Discussion and Logic (and lack thereof)
This is a repost from a blog post of the same name.
Last night I went to Skinner's Pub with a few friends. We talked about politics and religion - oh, and the thread count of our sheets. We had some great conversation. One of my friends (he considers himself an unbeliever) said that one of the reasons he has a lot of trouble with Christianity is the lack of logic. He said that he finds it nearly impossible to follow many Christian's theology in a logical manner.
The sad thing is that I didn't even feel the urge to correct him. To be honest, I agreed with him very enthusiastically. A lot of effort is required to develop theology that explains how scripture is analyzed (is it literal, figurative, for a people that are not us, for us or inspirational) and to be able to explain the picture we have of God and what that means for us today.
So I wonder if we encourage each other to examine our faith enough. Do we take opportunities (at the bar or any other "unconventional" place) to discuss what we claim to believe? Are we willing enough to admit if something we believe doesn't quite hold up?
Just Some Lutheran Guy
I have been both a guy and Lutheran as long as I can remember (anything before about five or six, I just have to take my parents word for). My wife and I live in South Dakota. I work a regular job and volunteer at my church in the Young Adult/Emerging Adult area of ministry. I plan to attend seminary down the road and enjoy writing.