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Christopher Wright on His Book "The God I Don't Understand"

An interview from the preacher's perspective

The God I Don't Understand
By Christopher J. H. Wright
Zondervan, 2008

PreachingToday.com: What is the value of trying to explore the things we don't understand about God?

Christopher J. H. Wright: When I think from the point of view of preachers who are trying to lead and feed their congregations, the value is to be honest with the Scriptures. The Scriptures themselves show us a lot of examples of people who struggled with God, who had questions for God, who didn't always understand the ways of God. We need to stand alongside biblical characters like Jeremiah, Job, and even Abraham. Even Jesus on the cross asks, "Why has God forsaken me?" So there's a perfectly biblical validity in being willing to admit our own humility, our lack of understanding of everything about God. God says, "My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are higher than your thoughts." So it's an exercise in pulpit humility that we do that.

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