Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Queerying Easter 5A

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Acts reading.

Acts 7:55-60
55But filled with the Holy Spirit, Stephen gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56“Look,” Stephen said, “I see the heavens opened and the Human One standing at the right hand of God!”

57But the religious authorities covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against Stephen. 58Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

59While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Sovereign Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60Then Stephen knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Becoming One, do not hold this sin against them.” When Stephen had said this, he died.

Queeries for the text:
Who is Stephen?
What prompted this?
From what do we cover our ears?
What happens when crowds get together?  Can good come from groups?
Why are young men dangerous?
Who does Stephen sound like?

What are your queeries?

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