“Central to the Christian experience is the art of questioning God,” says Rob Bell in Velvet Elvis. Bell’s Nooma short videos are some of the best around (I need to order a few of the more recent ones) and his Sex God was outstanding. So, I picked up Velvet Elvis a few weeks ago and decided to read it while on vacation. Bell continues his discussion about questioning God:
Not beligerent, arrogant questions that have no respect for our maker, but naked, honest, vulnerable, raw questions, arising out of the awe that comes from engaging the living God.
This type of questioning frees us. Frees us from having to have it all figured out. Frees us from having answers to everything. Frees us from always having to be right. It allows us to have moments when we come to the end of our ability to comprehend. Moments when the silence is enough. 31