One of the courses I’ve put together in my teaching ministry is called “Questions of Jesus.”
In the gospels, Jesus asks 307 questions and only answers 3.
He clearly has a lot to ask of us, not only in terms of what he’s calling us to do, but in terms of what is going on in our hearts and minds—he wants to know.
What I do in the “Questions of Jesus” course is present Jesus’ questions with no context at all, no indication of the story, the situation, and the surrounding verses.
Then I let folks wrestle with them, individually, in small groups, and as a large group. It’s always a fascinating process.
Jesus’ questions, taken apart from their familiar contexts, have a way of cutting right through our customary b.s. and assumptions, like a laser to the heart.
And the question he asks today is one of my favorites.
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
It’s a heck of a relevant question to us right here and now. Continue reading