I do understand (at least I hope I do) the need for thinking that looks outside the often narrow confines of how we often conceive of and practice church/faith. But many calls to ‘think differently’ often times seem to be a call to think within other people’s boxes, and to do so crassly and ineptly.
So thank you Terry Pratchett for for putting my feelings into fewer words for me;
I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s more evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
p.s Thanks to Brett Jordan for sending me this quote