About Questioning God
Questioning God is deliberately ambiguous.
Questioning could be a verb. We all question God and some people question more than others. This blog is written for people who question; people within the church who question whether they should stay and people outside the church who question whether they should enter. It is particularly for those who feel that Christianity has a wealth of wisdom to offer the world but see it wrapped up in a belief system that is less and less believable.
Questioning could be an adjective describing God. God has always asked questions from the time that Adam and Eve were asked, “Who told you that you were naked?” Jesus certainly asked questions, indeed he turned it into an art form. The parable of the Good Samaritan is essentially a question, “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” The church has traditionally thought of God as the provider of answers but maybe we should rediscover God as the asker of questions.
Add a question mark and Questioning God? can also be read as an invitation. If you have read it that way then you are very welcome.
I am a Lay Pastor in a church in the North of England. I’m also a husband, a father and someone who loves to be in the mountains. Until September 2017 I was a professional academic in a field far removed from theology. Most of these posts have been inspired by my preaching either now as a Lay Pastor or previously as a Methodist Lay Preacher. Some are simple adaptations of my sermons, others are in the format of prayers or hymns. I offer them to anyone who might find them helpful.
The opinions represented here are entirely my own and are not intended to represent those of any other person or institution.
I chose to write with partial anonymity because I maintain an academic blog as well and want to keep that entirely separate from my writings here.
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