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.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “The Way Questions Function

  1. That’s funny. I was having a conversation with our pastor about the same idea… that Pastors don’t work. Funny the misconception. I’ve reading bells book and posting about each chapter. I think I will check out Scots piece though

    1. Antwaun,

      I saw that you are working through Bell’s book. I have not had a chance to listen in. Hope to check some of your interactions soon.

      McKnight is offering a very different engagement than some of the earlier reactions – either positive or negative.


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