Contrary to some common assumptions, Jesus is not the ultimate Answer Man, but more like the Great Questioner. In the Gospels,. Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks307 questions. He is asked 183, of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus’ life and teachings. In fact, for every question he chose to answer directly, he then asked one hundred. Jesus is the Question considers the questions Jesus asked – what do they tell about Jesus, and what do our responses say about our discipleship.
Group book study gatherings facilitated by Carla or Rob will be held at church on Tuesday mornings May 12 and 19 at 10 AM, and Wednesday afternoons May 13 and 20 at 5 PM for anyone who wants to come and talk about the book. Or you may want to form your own conversation group!
Rev. Copenhaver has written six influential books, including To Begin at The Beginning, This Odd and Wondrous Calling (co-authored with the Rev. Lillian Daniel), Words for The Journey (co-authored with Anthony B. Robinson), and Living With Faith While Holding Doubts. He is an Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. A nationally-renowned preacher, he has served UCC congregations in Connecticut, Vermont, Arizona, and Massachusetts. He is now President of the Andover-Newton Theological School.