Still More Questions…

Has social media changed the manner in which we relate to each other?

Are we becoming more isolated?

Is communication enhanced by needing to fit into 140 characters, or diminished?

Will children’s books ever go to an electronic medium only?

Does the internet enhance creativity and imagination, or curtail it?

Does our ability to see violence and its affects across the world encourage us to be more violent or less?

Does God believe in evolution?

Are the “rules” of marriage changing?

Are we destined to get irritated easily as we age?

Is it possible to be moved by beauty and by tragedy with great depth, or does one limit our perception of the other?

Does living alone and being alone change us, so that we are more likely to continue that way?

How truly intimate is an open marriage?


More Questions…

Why do some things begin so poorly, yet become good; while other things begin wonderfully, and trickle off into an unforseen disappointment?

Does anyone really understand love?

Are black holes the cosmological equivelent of hell?

Isn’t it amazing when God answers our questions… asked only of God… through other people?

Are books to the 21st century what buggy whips were to the 20th century?

When might failure be a success, while success can be a failure?

What percentage and parts of our brain do we use when we pray?

Is it solely a male trait to enjoy interacting with the world with our bodies?

What will happen to post-graduate, higher education if subsidised student loans cease?

If  women are valued in popular culture because of their appearance, are men similarly valued due to their financial means?

What are the sex-roles our society agrees on?

White meat or dark meat?


More Questions….

Just a preliminary note: I love questions. In a spiritual sense, I think the questions we ask of our lives and the way we interact with the many facets of our life, begin to peel away the onion skin of what we truly believe. We all have faulty beliefs. But we aren’t aware of them. Life happens in a way that challenges our beliefs and system of beliefs from which our actions and perceptions of our environment come. Dad always used to say that “we all have blind spots.” And that is true. Spiritual Formation is the process in which we interact with ultimate reality. We are each formed spiritually. It is an ongoing process. But  how intentional are we in the process? Do we ever think about it, let alone take active steps in the process? Are we open or closed to our changing environment? And where does our relation to God or the concept of God interact with our perceptions? So here are some questions to think about:

Do I have value?

What defines my value?

How does what I feel about my value affect how I relate to other people?

How long can I do nothing?

Do I feel guilty doing nothing?

Is time a commodity or a tool?

Are people a commodity?

How is failure a tool?

Do I derive my value from external sources or is my value innate to my being born?

Is there anything that can affect my value?

How are my actions related to my perception of my value?

What do I feel God thinks about me?

If people could hear my thoughts, would they think I am kind to myself or a task master?

Is it OK to be kind to myself?

Do I take time to celebrate, or do I immediately prepare for the next BIG THING?

Do I allow myself to grieve significant losses?

Am I a survivor or a victim?

What is the difference?

What are my three greatest treasures in life?

How would my life suffer if I lost one of my treasures?

How do I think someone else would define me?

Am I better at first impressions or the long haul?

When am I most me?

What makes me laugh?

Am I OK with saying, “I don’t know….?”

Do I have to have the right answer?

In what relationship am I most vulnerable?

Do I feel like God loves me?

When does God love me?

How does it feel when I fail?

Does God care about my performance?

Why or why not?

More Questions…

Are people really healthier when they can talk of nothing else but church?

Can a rookie quarterback playing in New York ever get out of the shadow of Joe Willy?

How complicated is living green….really?

Is obsession really anything more than consistancy on adrenaline?

When Al Davis dies…. will anyone know?

Could the United States Congress agree on the chemical composition of  water?

What if Walt Disney had been color blind?

Can an open mind and closed heart live in the same person?

Does being open-minded mean living with no convictions?

How can loneliness be put to good use?

Can we “help who we love” or do we choose who we love?

Questions…Feel Free to Add Your Own

Why is the loudest voice we hear usually ours?

Where do talents come from and how do they grow?

Why doesn’t Washington work?

Can law and justice ever co-exist?
Do economies have cycles that are observable?
Can rich and poor live together in respect and honor?
When will NCAA Division 1 Football have a playoff?
Can we ever rise above our personal genetic code?
Why do Rice Krispies snap, crackle and pop?
Why are some folks morning people and others night owls?
Why do people with ADHD get distracted yet people with OCD can’t?
Is boredom a lack of things to do or of motivation?
Is the emergent movement in the church something new or a version of something old?
Can Christians get along with each other without the force of external persecution?
Can something new be born without the death of something old?
Is organic REALLY better?
Are chemicals REALLY bad?
Is “The Rapture” really a scriptural concept or just the dream of a little girl?
Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?
Why do people return to vinyl records when digital music is so much clearer?
Is the neighborhood coffee shop the new “Cheers?”
Does Johnson CountyKansas not have more public transportation options because the residents don’t want people who use public transportation to live there?
What would it take for the court system to be a place for justice rather than simply winning or losing?
What would it take for the political system to be a place for public service rather than gaining power?
Are the kingdoms of men ever redemeable this side of heaven?
Are we tough enough to live simply?
Can kindness and politeness coexist?
Is love blind?
Why did The Doobies break up?
Why isn’t a remix plagerism?