Amateurs on God, Experts in Uncertainty


The world we inhabit values certainty, answers, and plans. We view uncertainty as weakness.


Sometimes, even, we use Jesus to create a fortress that keeps chaos out. We use the Bible and our Christian tradition to uphold an iron curtain of certainty.


But what if, as people of faith, the point is not to grow in certainty and surety? What if we are meant to grow into a healthier relationship with uncertainty?


This month the Middle Way explores all the things we don't know yet, how to hold our unknowing compassionately, and how uncertainty can lead to generativity.


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Show Notes:

  1. A Serious Game, Revisionist History with Malcom Gladwell (0:45)

  2. Jeff Means on Addiction to Meaning-Making (6:32)

  3. The Book of Job, Job 38:1-7, (34-41) (8:35)

  4. The Tuskegee Experiment (15:26)

  5. James Finley on Enlightened Ignorance, The Contemplative Heart (19:20)

  6. Tear it Down, Jack Gilbert (23:12)

  7. The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart, Jake Gilbert (23:54)

  8. The Expert on God, John L'Heureux (25:50)