By Tom Holmes
- The important challenge/issue in contemporary American society is
___ people's relationship with God
___ global warming
___ a broken political system
___ immigration reform
___ health care
___ erosion of the middle class
- Whose questions are most important?
___ my questions
___ questions the culture is asking
___ Scripture's questions
- How do you know if a person is saved, i.e. going to heaven?
___ if he/she is a good person
___ if he/she accepted Christ as Savior in a religious experience
___ if he/she has faith
___ We can never know about that sort of thing
___ There is no heaven
- Which is more true about humans?
___ People are basically good
___ People are basically fallen
___ People are both good and fallen
- Human nature
___ is evolving, i.e. getting better and better
___ will always be the same
- God calls us to
___transform earth into heaven
___survive life on earth until we get to heaven
___do the right thing even though the world won't change much
- To make the world a better place, you have to
___ change the system
___ change individuals
- Who is the enemy?
___ ignorant, intolerant people
___ rich and powerful people
- God's priority for me is to
___ encourage people to get in a right relationship with God
___ work for justice in this world
___ bring healing and peace
- Do you
___ interpret the Bible through the lens of experience
___ interpret experience through the lens of the Bible
- To hear God's voice, discover God's nature, and learn God's I will
___ trust a religious authority like the pope or Dalai Lama
___ read the Bible
___ trust my own intuition, experience and reason
___ trust the consensus of the faith community to which I belong
___ pick and choose from all faith traditions
- What it means to be in a right relationship with God is best portrayed in
___ the Parable of the Good Samaritan
___ the Parable of the Prodigal Son
- When was/is/will God most clearly revealed this side of heaven?
___ in the past
___ in the present
___ in the future
- How does God lead?
___God gives us specific tactics as well as a general strategy.
___God gives us a general strategy but we have to come up with the tactics.
___There is no STRATEGY. Each individual must create their own strategy and tactics.
___ punishes bad behavior in this life
___ punishes bad behavior in the next life
___ rewards good behavior in this life
___ rewards good behavior in the next life
- I am a
- The most important thing is
___ to get saved (individuals)
___ to do justice (society)
- I am
___ Pro Life
___ Pro Choice
- I I consider myself to be
___ very religious
___ moderately religious
___ not religious
- I consider myself to be
___ Roman Catholic
___ Open to all religion
___ a "none"
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