Let me clarify: doubt as good theology is not the kind of doubt that makes us cool or proud, in this skeptical age of ours.
Rather, doubt as good theology is what Peter Enns describes as a dying and rising, where as followers of Jesus we “live and experience God in the present” (The Sin of Certainty).
It’s divine tough love.
It’s where the Jesus of the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament “sounds more like a mystic than an intellectual lining up correct thinking” (Enns).
Finally, doubt as good theology “signals not God’s death but the need for our own–to die to the theology we hold to with clenched fists. [Where] our first creeping feelings of doubt are like the distant toll of a graveyard chapel, alerting us that the dying process is coming our way” (Enns).