Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Queerying Easter 2C

The Gospel reading, also queeried last year, can be found at this link.

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Acts reading.

Acts 5:27-32
27When the captain and temple police had brought the apostles,
they had them stand before the council.
The high priest questioned them,
28saying, “We gave you strict orders
not to teach in this name,
yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and you are determined to bring this one’s blood on us.”
29But Peter and the apostles answered,
“We must obey God rather than any human authority.
30The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus,
whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
31God exalted this Jesus to be Leader and Savior at God's right hand,
to give repentance to Israel
and forgiveness of sins.
32And we are witnesses to these things,
and so is the Holy Spirit
who has been given to those who obey God.”

Queeries for the text:
How and from where had they brought the apostles?
What strict orders do religious leaders give today?
Whose blood is on us?
Where is Peter at in the stages of moral development?
How can we navigate human and divine authority?
Why does it matter that Jesus was hanged on a tree?
Who are our ancestors?
What does it mean to obey God in the context of this story?

What are your queeries?

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