Free-thinking is dangerous because it can challenge our assumptions and dismantle the status quo. A healthy spiritual environment will give people permission to ask questions about our assumptions without being condemned or discarded.
This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther asked questions that led him to nail his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. A reformation is taking place in the Church today. The sound of the reformer’s hammers is being heard once again as probing questions are being nailed to the door of our current expression of the Church. This is not rebellion or heresy. It is the sound of reformation that will take place when our minds have been renewed and our faith has been refocused on the heart of God.