"Remarkably, many pew-sitters are happily oblivious of what has been going on in the thinking world for two and a half centuries... maybe [their pastors] worried that curiosity might kill the Christian... I do not long for that old-time religion... but, as quaint as this may sound to some, I want to know the truth, even if I cannot cheer it.
"Of two things only do I feel assured. The first is that, as unchanging things do not grow - rocks remain rocks - informed changes of mind should be welcomed, not feared. The second is this: the unexamined Christ is not worth having."
Dale Allison in The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus