Asking the right questions can be light bulb moments and be the catalyst for change
Do we voice our questions enough? I think there is a time to speak and a time to be silent as it says in Ecclesiastes 3:7 (actually it is written the other way round – a time to be silent and a time to speak – maybe that is my lesson ) but there have been times when I could have spoken out and now I wonder why I didn’t. Good questions can bring change for “the better.” “The better” can be literally life changing – improved living conditions for the poor, someone coming to faith who had no idea about Jesus before, freedom for the oppressed and relief and comfort for the sick and dying. In the context of church and western Christianity there is a culture of assumed knowledge that can be a difficult barrier to break and ask questions about. Maybe I sit between an older generation who know the basics of Christianity and a completely unchurched younger generation who simply don’t know what questions to ask. I am hoping that this blog will bring some of these questions to the fore and foster a culture of encouraging questions and discussions about Christianity to bring the reality of Jesus to todays culture.