Discussion questions for the "Bricks and Stones" series
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 - Bricks and Stones p/d 4 of 4
Good morning! Today we discuss the “Bricks and Stones” series—or prepare for a discussion of it. Whom could you discuss it with? Maybe with other readers you know? Maybe with someone who isn’t reading but might be interested in the subject matter? We also open up comments below for the entire series. To read the previous devotions in this series, click their release dates: January 15, 16, and 17.
What are the most important differences between bricks and stones in this devotional—or in your way of thinking?
What parallels or contrasts do you see in Genesis’s account of the Tower of Babel story and Acts’s account of Pentecost?
What does Messiah require or expect of the nations he comes to free? How much, if any, of their culture would he change? Do you agree with Michael Welker about the political meaning of the Pentecost account in Acts?
What would it be like to encounter a spiritual home that honors the peoples’ “different languages, the different loyalties and historical customs”? How would the home foster such a culture? What kind of things would be done?
Is it possible for a political community to be built without violence?