I guess we’re always learning on the way, for anything right?

Thanks for commenting, John. Rest assured, in this post I am in no way suggesting that Christians are the only ones who “learn on the way” — indeed, that would be a rather odd thing to posit. My point is that at the centre of Christianity is a person, Jesus, and that Christian faith is not principally noetic, assenting to doctrine (though that may be involved), but experiential. To carry the analogy forwards, like any experience we have of another person, be it a parent, spouse, friend, or work colleague, a person’s experience of Jesus is necessarily gradual and ever developing. In that way, Christians “learn on the way.” In this journey, there must be, a place for doubt, confusion, suffering and pain, amidst all the joys and pleasures 0f it all.