One of the constants in ministry is questions about theology, the Bible, and how they interact with the lives people live everyday. Pastors and leaders in the church are often looked to for answers. Many of them have good theological training and many hours of biblical study under their belts and do their best to provide biblical answers…but, as Michael Kelley shows, this isn’t necessarily the way to go. As we minister, let us be discerning enough to see that our primary goal in serving those with questions isn’t to give answers, but to love them with the love of Jesus right where they are.
People pose questions about theology, about the nature of good and evil, about suffering and sovereignty, and yes, about suicide. But when those questions are really, really posed, they often are not done so in a purely theoretical way.
There’s something else going on.
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