76. Jesus asked

Jesus asked - Conrad GempfPaperback Swap finally came through with this title, unavailable through my Michigan library networks, and long recommended by Jay Pathak at the Mile High Vineyard. I’d expected something different, a theology from Jesus’s questions, maybe, but this is actually a chapter by chapter dissection of every question Jesus asks in the Gospels. Gempf’s style is very colloquial, but his thought is challenging, revealing, interesting, and ultimately worth the time. While not coming to any overarching conclusions about Jesus’s intentions, he does point out that Jesus in most cases forces his subjects to take a side regarding Himself: to state their allegiance, or at least to consider where they might fall on the Question of Jesus. If you don’t want to know/reveal the answer to that question, avoid letting Jesus interrogate you. It’s harder than it sounds.

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