Go Ahead. Ask Anything. - Book Release
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Many years ago, in what now seems like a previous lifetime, I imagined myself pursuing a career in politics. I stood for election to public office in the early 1980s. I once even served as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives.
During those days, I would find myself peppered with questions from my constituents. People in crowds large and small want to know what their legislators think, why they voted in this way or that, and whether or not things will be done differently in the future. I quickly discovered that the process required me to hone my own perspectives and values; every question was like a scrub, forcing me to decide who I was, what I believed, and how I would solve problems.
Eventually I found myself in the ministry. And as a pastor I still routinely face questions. The questions asked now tend to be deeper and more consequential in personal terms than those placed on the table in my political life. Does God speak to people? Will he speak to me? How can I know if God is speaking to me? Where is God in the tough stuff? Does he cause the tough stuff? Is there a God? What about homosexuality? And what should I do about the immigrants in my community illegally? What happens to me when I die? Why doesn’t the church speak about sex more often and more honestly?
The questions are legion. They are important. They beg for answers.
Go ahead. Ask anything. It’s title of a book I’ve written, because God’s Word is a good place to start when seeking wisdom, when seeking answers. By asking questions, we search for truth. By finding truth, we are set free. By being set free, we can receive the life abundant Jesus has promised. Go ahead. Ask anything. Really!