Should we pay taxes to Caesar?These questions represent three dead-end type of questions:
In the resurrection, whose wife will she be?
Which is the greatest commandment?
- Trap question ("Does your mother know that you're stupid?")
- Trick question ("Can God make a rock he can't life?")
- Subjective question ("What's the best color?")
I so deeply admire the questions Jesus asks in response to the questions he's asked. He pries the questions apart, digs to the center, reshapes and reframes. Check them out:
Whose image is this?How wonderful would it be if we were able to ask questions like Jesus?
Have you not read the Scriptures ... ?
Who proved neighbor to this man?
For more on this theme, check out one of my favorite Christian books: Jesus Asked by Conrad Gempf