(1) “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) [God to Adam and Eve]
(2) “Where is your brother?” (Genesis 4:9) [God to Cain]
(3) “Where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” (Genesis 22:7) [Isaac to his father]
(4) “How long, O Lord, will you forever ignore me?” (Psalm 13:2)
(5) “Who may dwell, O Lord, on your holy mountain?” (Psalm 15:1)
(6) “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” (Psalm 22:2)
(7) “Would you impugn my justice? / Do you condemn me that you may be in the right?” (Job 40:8) [God to Job]
(8) “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) [Jesus to his disciples and the large crowd who accompanied him]
(9) “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29) [Jesus to his disciples]
(10) “Sovereign Lord, holy and true, / how long will it be before you pass sentence / and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?” (Revelation 6:10) [the martyrs to God]
As John so poignantly, and rightly, states: “The meaning of life consists in responding, asking, and bearing witness to these questions.” Please read his full post; you’ll be glad you did.
II. Isaac Crabtree, an Orthodox layman and my good friend, interacts briefly but rather thoughtfully with Father John Behr’s book The Formation of Christian Doctrine, Volume 1: The Way to Nicea. This is his first review post—the first, I hope, of many, because this kind of interaction with “critical” literature is evidently very good for him. Would that all of us read as seriously as he, and were so open to being challenged, and perhaps even persuaded, by our reading!