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June 26, 2007

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Ed Brenegar

The whole "confidence in certainty" mode is really deceptive. What happens is that the church ends up over-promising what it can deliver. I think this is part of the reason that so many people become disenchanted with the church.

Pastor M

Thank you for this post. I see so many people wanting churches that give absolutist answers with no room for ambiguity. Like you, I have come to see that ambiguity is so much a part of all life. We cannot speak or act with much certainty at all. We really don't know if we are or are not doing God's will or following Jesus' way in much of our lives. We only choose to act and respond, as you noted. I have problems with people who seem so certain in offering what you call absolutist answers. Yet so many people seem to follow those who do, and the churches that do so seem to grow and grow. As I see it, ambiguity keeps us humble.

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