God is queer. If you don’t believe me, a liberal preacher, consider the thought of conservative (but worth your time to consider) N.T. Wright. Wright outlines several aspects of God’s queerness, including queerness on messiahship and resurrection.
. . . .the Messiah was supposed to fight God’s victorious battle against the wicked pagans; to rebuild or cleanse the Temple, and to bring God’s justice to the world. Jesus, it appeared, had done none of these of these things. . . No Jew with any idea of how the language of messiahship worked could have possibly imagined, after his crucifixion, that Jesus of Nazareth was indeed the Lord’s anointed. (N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope, p. 46)
“Nobody in Judaism had expected the Messiah to die, and therefore naturally nobody had imagined the Messiah rising from the dead.” (46) Furthermore, “the ancient world—with the exception of the Jews—was adamant that dead people did not rise again and the Jews did not believe that anyone had done so or that anyone would do so all by themselves in advance of the general resurrection.” (p. 34) Resurrection was not something that would happen to one person ahead of everybody else. (p. 39)
This Easter don’t forget we worship and serve a Queer God. And please don’t act like it all made sense or makes sense.
Stay tuned for the resurrection of the wicked. Did you miss that in the gospel of John?