"Questions are the first steps for faith development. Faith is not the absence of doubts but believing in the face of doubts. The inquisitive are generally the ones who experience incredible revelations from God. Jesus even said 'My God, why hast thou forsaken me?' Then came the resurrection.
Churches can encourage dialogue by courageously dealing with the issues people have questions about. Dealing with doubts doesn't create doubters, it creates a hunger for truth. I trust that the Spirit will guide people into all truth.
We are threatened by thinkers. Somehow we think if you ask too many questions it will lead you away from Christ. My opinion is that if you ask questions it can lead you to Christ if the church community listens and searches together. The early Adventists were seekers, bro! We wouldn't have Adventism unless someone asked some tough questions."