One of the most common concerns of our day is that we don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. We assume we already know each other based on how we look, who we voted for, where we live, or even the church we attend. Honest dialogue has become dangerous, and authentic relationship feels risky. As a result, whether it is with family, friends, strangers, or even God, we have stopped doing the one thing that makes us truly human—we have stopped asking questions.
Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” This fall, we will take his advice seriously by asking questions of each other. Questions that lead to friendship and belonging, compassion and vulnerability. Guided by the book of Exodus, we are going to ask easy questions, like “What is your name?”, as well as hard ones, like “When was the last time you changed your mind?”. Our hope is that we become fluent question-askers, not just in worship, but out in the world.
So, put aside what you think you know about yourself, your neighbor, and God, and let’s get ready to engage in some courageous and holy conversations.
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