Ask Anything Questions

For information about the upcoming Ask Anything sermon series, check out the description here.

This page is where we will be keeping track of all your submitted questions. We will summarize the progress and results on a fairly regular basis to let you know how the conversation is developing. To submit a question, please utilize the comment section below.

Ask Anything.


19 responses to “Ask Anything Questions

  • isaac

    1) Did Adam go to hell?, 2) Why should we come to church?, 3) How do I know when God is speaking to me?, 4) I have had very powerful dreams in which demonic forces, spiritual warfare, and angels seem very real to me. How am I suppose to interpret this as a Christian who doesn’t really experience this in my daily life? What am I suppose to do with that?

  • Anonymous

    Is it wrong for married men to masturbate?

  • Anonymous

    Lawrence O’Donnell recently said:
    “The book of Revelation is a work of fiction describing how a truly vicious god would bring about the end of the world. No half-smart religious person actually believes the book of Revelation. They are certain that their god would never turn into a malicious torturer and mass murderer beyond Hitler’s wildest dreams.”
    Is he misrepresenting Revelation? Is Revelation to be taken as a prophecy because the Bible is infallible?

  • Anonymous

    What about someone who struggles with transgender identity, and acts on it (dressing as the “opposite” gender, or resorts to surgery)?

  • Anonymous

    Is it ok for married WOMEN to masturbate?

  • Anonymous

    How do I know I am truly saved?

  • Anonymous

    How do we know there is a god? (please don’t tell me the bible says so, it’s circular reasoning)

  • Anonymous

    Why all the focus on the married folk? They at least have the potential for sex. Why is it assumed wrong for SINGLES to masturbate if God hasn’t given them a spouse?

  • Anonymous

    I completely support the church focusing on the preservation of marriages. However, as a single woman in my mid twenties, I am confused at the church’s emphasis over the years on trying to push me in the role of godly wife and mother. At 22, I was told by a pastor that I was too old to be single. At this point in life I have no desire to get married. So my question is… 1 Corinthians 7. How do I leverage my time of singles to glorify God (when I don’t have to put effort into a marriage)? I only hear this chapter talked about concerning the difficulty of marriage. And how do I engage in a church without being treated like single me is trying to break up peoples marriages? I have lost a lot Christian guy friends to marriage over the years.

  • Anonymous

    dating non-christians–it is ok?

  • Anonymous

    With women achieving more than ever in the workplace and at school, how does the bible tell us men and women should interract on this new, level playing field? What traditional aspects of gender roles are “ok” to dispense with, and what roles should be maintained? How do christian women succeed in their own right without feeling guilty that they are somehow trampling over/emasculting their male peers?

  • Brad Edwards

    Wow, these are some fantastic questions. Thank you for your contributions so far!

    If you are reading this and want to vote for something asked so far, simply hit “reply” on that comment and cast your vote.

    I’m noticing a strong theme of interest for sexuality, gender and relationships (not to paint too broadly). It’s pretty safe to say we will tackle that topic (and sub-topics) in the series!

    Is there anything else, or is that really where the strongest questioning/curiousity is coming from? I’d be interested to hear what kind of conversations you all have had with other people regarding the series too… Great stuff, thanks for participating!

  • Anonymous

    What’s with all the rules in the old testament? Should we still be stoning people for disrespecting their parents (etc.)?

  • Anonymous

    Why does it seem like a great puzzle/hunt/mystery to know God?

  • Anonymous

    what makes the scriptures we have today a reliable source to guide our lives? a few weeks ago, mike expounded on the translation of the word “impudence”, with so many different views and translations of that one word, how do we know that we are talking about the right things? How do we know who’s right/wrong and how does this speak to the “inerrancy” of the bible?

  • Anonymous

    Why should we trust scripture? Why should we take it as infallible? He bible is a collection of books written by different authors and a council decided which books to include and which ones to exclude, if I am correct. So, how should we view it? Are there any mistakes or flaws in it?

  • Anonymous

    What about abortion in the context of saving the life of the mother?

  • Anonymous

    in Leviticus 24:19-21, we’re told “If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him— 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him. 21 And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.” however, in Matthew 5:38-39 Jesus says, “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’[p] 39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.”
    In that light, how can we condone the death penalty in our society?
    Furthermore, how can the members of our armed forces rationalize the actions they take in combat (self-defense is not sufficient, because according to Jesus we should not have retaliated in the first place)?

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