After a few items tackled this morning, I am off to do some manual labor. Pastors really don’t work. Or so I am told. In fact, I was recently asked by a PA what I do for a living. When I told him I was a Pastor he remarked that since there is no real work involved my knee should be fine. We unloaded five pallets of food yesterday for our Wednesdays Are For Others community project. Not much manual labor there.
I get what my friend Kevin meant though. We do tend to spend some time in what some refer to as the “life of the mind.” Yes, that does imply we have minds. My mind has been rolling around Scot McKnight’s recent installment in his series on Rob Bell’s, Love Wins.
Many times the rush to judgement fails to take into account the variety of ways questions function. Here McKnight, while not agreeing down the line with Bell, is appreciative of the way Bell’s questions function. A move that indeed takes work. Even if we don’t like the way the questions are raised. Or, the fact that we just prefer different questions.
Enjoy Scot’s piece. I am off to work.