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.