Let's say there's someone who expressly says he wants to hear about Christ. That's right, he positively is interested in Christ. This in itself marks him off from the majority. We'd say it makes him a "seeker," wouldn't we?
But this man isn't so much interested in hearing about the holiness of God, the law of God, man's depravity, God's judgment, or the full story of the way of salvation. He certainly does not want to hear about his own sin. He's not interested in bad news.
Yet he does want to hear about "Christ."
Wouldn't conventional, seeker-sensitive evanjellybeanical sentiment dictate that we meet him right where he is, unconditionally, if it is in our power to do so? Give him what he's asking for? Let him set the agenda? Set these other issues aside?
Now, with those framing questions, read this narrative:
When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. 9 So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer (Luke 23:8-9)Is it fair to observe that Jesus wasn't very "seeker-sensitive" in this encounter?
UPDATE: my own thoughts are comment #85.