Did you know that Jesus asked 307 questions? By some calculations, he directly answered only three. He was asked 187 questions. What does it mean to follow a Savior who asks the questions? How can we hear the questions deeply, not only with our heads but with our hearts? What are the implications of the Questions of Jesus for our faith and discipleship?
Martin Copenhaver, Senior Minister of Wellesley Congregational UCC Church, and co-author of "This Odd and Wondrous Calling," is at work on a book on the questions of Jesus. Join him for a day that will be provocative, penetrating, and deepening. He writes,
"Contrary to how Jesus often is portrayed, he does not offer spiritual tips. He does not give us a neat list of ten ways we can be closer to God. He does not provide easy answers. Instead, he asks hard questions. He is not the ultimate Answer Man, but more like the Great Questioner. In that he is like the Zen master who asks questions to take us beyond the obvious to something deeper. He is like Socrates, who taught the people simply by asking probing questions. He is like the prophets, who railed against the ruling authorities and sought justice by asking challenging questions."
Preachers and educators will find rich material for studies for people of any age, for a series of meditations or a sermon series.
Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: First Methodist Church 180 Denny, Seattle
Just west of Seattle Center, access parking garage on Warren