In the preface to his wonderful book, Ted Loder explains how he started what he describes as, taking
a Sunday and replacing the sermon with an opportunity for people to ask questions to which he
would respond spontaneously. That was the beginning of devoting two worship occasions a year to
a format he called experiments of ‘question and answer’ (Q & A) sermons. However, he immediately
repudiates himself by saying that this departure was wrong on two counts. They were not sermons and
his responses were not answers – at least in the sense of being complete or conclusive. The answers he
presented rather expressed his theological education and thinking, as well as his experience as Christian
and as pastor.
Book review : Loaves, fishes and leftovers sharing faith’s deep questions / Ted Loder. ISBN : 978-0-8066-5141-5. Publisher : Augsburg, Mineapolis,
2005, pp. 188.