Rob Bell & “Silly Questions”April 14, 2011
I was really enjoying this video … until he started making his point.
The video was produced by Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, home of Douglas Wilson.
Apparently, people who struggle with the concept of God consigning Gandhi to eternal torment are asking “silly questions”.
Apparently, those who want to explore non-exclusivist views of salvation are “talking like idiots”.
Apparently, asking questions at all is bad because the church is in the business of dispensing ANSWERS!
And Christ Church certainly has answers. Their “What We Believe – Creeds and Confessions” page is over 48,000 words long. How could I possibly have any questions left? Silly me. It’s all been figured out for me.
I feel no need to defend Rob Bell. I’m not even sure I agree with him.
But personally, I’ve had 3 decades worth of churches that pretended to have all the answers. And it was in that context that I encountered “the cover up of shallow thinking.”
I say, bring on the questions.