answer the question or question the answers?

So instead of blogging, my free time for the past month or so has been spent recording a Christmas album. It can be found here.

One of the perks of attending a seminary that specializes in the Arts is going to free movie screenings. Tonight we went to a nice theater to see “The Adjustment Bureau” starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Here is the trailer. It raises questions of free will vs. fate, choice vs. chance, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Last week a professor said something very interesting-years ago, while listening to a lecture, the speaker said “It is your task as a pastor to guard the great questions.”

I find this fascinating. You must admit, often the church appears to have all the answers and if you are struggling with questions or doubts (which we all do if we are honest) then you must be a bad Christian. But this idea of guarding great questions is intriguing. What might those questions be? Who is God? What are the characteristics of God? Why am I here? What does Jesus’ life, ministry, and death mean for me today? Why are we as Christians afraid to wrestle with issues? If we believe all truth is God’s truth, won’t our struggles, investigations, and prayers just lead us closer to God?