Jesus: Best Teacher Ever – Conrad Gempf
Conrad Gempf addresses the point of whether Jesus was actually one of the best teachers ever. He wasn’t usually clear and convincing, his answers weren’t really based on good use of facts, and he often completely avoided the stated question. When the Pharisee asked Jesus who is his neighbor, Jesus answered with a story that spoke to the man’s unspoken questions—who do I have to love and who can I get away without loving? The man, expecting to see a Pharisee in the story for a direct answer to his question, realized that Jesus wasn’t necessarily answering what he had asked, but he was answering him. If you think of the best teacher you’ve ever had, you wouldn’t probably say they were the best because they were the smartest or most convincing or had the best answers. It is probably that they addressed you.