Rob Bell breaking off a little knowledge
I’ve been reading Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis, which I picked up at Davis Kidd last Fridays. Its full of very tasty affirmations of faith which speak to the culture of the present but echo with eternal truth. Rob suggests:
But the Bible has an entirely different understanding of mystery. True mystery, the kind of mystery rooted in the infinite nature of God, gives us answers that actually plunge us into even more…questions.
The very nature of orthodox Christian faith is that we never come to the end. It begs for more. More discussion, more inquiry, more debate, more questions.Its not so much that Christian faith has a lot of paradoxes. It’s that it is a lot of paradoxes. And we cannot resolve paradox. We have to let it be what it is.Being a Christian then is more about celebrating mystery than conquering it.
Thoughts? Have a favorite Rob Bell quote or video?