I think what people refer to in their desire to “go deep” is the hit they get from hearing something they’ve never heard before; a new idea, a new paradigm, a new angle. We often get this tingly sense when that happens. We want more tingles... We operate with the assumption that giving people new ideas changes people. It doesn’t. Believing ideas is, in fact, a way of not having to change in any significant way, especially if you can argue about them. Ideas become defenses.
Believing ideas is, in fact, a way of not having to change in any significant way... Bam! I so do this. And the plain fact is that I need help to change. I'm addicted to the buzz of new ideas about faith. Not that new ideas are bad (I think it's vital that some people within the body of Christ have new ideas about faith!) but it's bad to be addicted to them.