That's a glimpse into what this book is all about and why it's the first of my choices for this summer's Pastor's Book Club (we'll discuss it on July 17 @ noon).
Peter Enns is a professor of Biblical Studies as well as a well known author. You would think someone like that would have this faith thing pretty well worked out, right? That's what he thought, too!
“When the dust clears and in the quiet of your own heart, what kind of God do you really believe in, really? And why? I thought I had it all worked out. Yet, amazingly, with decades of church, Christian college, seminary and graduate school behind me, and now a seminary professor, I had never actually asked myself that question to see what I thought…I had never openly explored my thinking about God because I was taught that questioning too much was not safe Christian conduct- it would make God very disappointed in me indeed, and quite angry.” (from the book, p.4)
All that changed when the wheels of his life started to come off. It's detailed in chapter 8 and in fact, I would recommend people read that chapter first because it is at the foundation of everything else he writes. I found The Sin of Certainty to be a well written and enjoyable look at some very deep and important issues. Enns is open, honest and has a sense of humor, too! It will challenge our thinking and make for some great discussion; Perfect for a Book Club selection!