Discussion questions for the "Toleration and Hospitality" series
Friday, Feb. 2 - Toleration and Hospitality p/d 3 of 3
Good morning! Today we discuss the “Toleration and Hospitality” series. 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 “Toleration and Hospitality” series, click its date: January 31, February 1.
Do you understand the conflict in this series as one between the two churches’ history and their hospitality?
What is the relationship between hospitality and covenant? How do the cited biblical examples, and perhaps other examples, develop or contradict your thinking about that relationship?
As a practical matter, how can we follow the advice Jesus gives his host in this series’s epigraph? What challenges might we face before, during, or after such a meal?
Do you find the same significance in the inherent inequality of the guest- host relationship that Luke Bretherton finds?
Describe a time when you tolerated strangers, and describe a time when you hosted strangers or were hosted by them. How were the experiences the same, and how were they different?
In what sense is hosting a stranger a public thing? Can hosting a stranger be a form of justice?