Do Not Fear the Facts

Do Not Fear the Facts

Scot McKnight:

As a professor I teach my students at least two things about method: face the facts and do not fear the facts. I believe this means we have to face both what the New Testament teaches and what science teaches.

I appreciate how he opens up and shares his internal conflict about what do to when scientific discovery seems to contradict what we read in the Bible. It can be a scary process to really question things that sit at the cornerstone of your world view, but I think it is a necessary endeavor. At the end of the day, I don’t want to believe something because I always have, or because it’s comfortable. I want to believe something because it’s true.

That means I can’t be afraid to ask questions like this:

What if we are wrong in our interpretations of the Bible?
Ted C. Howard @ted