I recently wrote a guest post for Trevin Wax’s Kingdom People blog on times we’re likely to have our guard down theologically when we should actually be at our most cautious. Here’s the beginning.
Jean Luc Picard frustrates me. Not only do women find him more attractive than me despite the fact that he’s old, bald, and has a pointy nose, but he also has one really annoying habit: He never puts the shields up in time! If you’ve seen many Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, you know what I’m talking about. Faced with a terrifyingly dangerous situation, the Enterprise will be sitting there with it’s shields still down. Only after some alien vessel has actually blown a hole in the side of the Enterprise, will Picard finally yell, “Shields up!” And, it always leaves me thinking, “Um, couldn’t you have done that a bit earlier? You know, before people started getting killed.”
Having your shields down at the wrong moment can be very dangerous. The same is true in theology.
Read the rest here.