Sunday Quotes: Why I Went To Seminary

A good friend of mine recently sent me this article. The following portion is both apt and memorably pertinent:

“I think there’s a broad misconception out there that only those with unshakably firm conviction and profound faith belong in ministry…in fact, the opposite is true. In order to be an effective preacher and faith leader, you’ve got to question. I came out of school more convinced than ever that doubt is essential to faith—that without doubt it’s not faith; it’s a dogmatic belief that can become extremism. The whole essence—the definition—of faith rests on a foundation of doubt, and if it rests on a foundation of doubt and questioning, then that demands of us humility as we interpret the text and serve in the world.”

Chris Coons; Why I Went to Seminary