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By Tom Holmes

Contributing Reporter / Religion Blogger

  1. The important challenge/issue in contemporary American society is

               ___ people's relationship with God

               ___ racism

               ___ global warming

               ___ a broken political system

               ___ immigration reform

               ___ health care

               ___ erosion of the middle class

               ___ _____________________

  1. Whose questions are most important?

               ___ my questions

               ___ questions the culture is asking

               ___ Scripture's questions

               ___ __________________________

  1. 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

___ _____________________________

  1. Which is more true about humans?

               ___ People are basically good

               ___ People are basically fallen

               ___ People are both good and fallen

               ___ _____________________

  1. Human nature

               ___ is evolving, i.e. getting better and better

               ___ will always be the same

               ___ ________________________

  1. 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

               ___ _________________________

  1. To make the world a better place, you have to

               ___ change the system

               ___ change individuals

               ___ _______________

  1. Who is the enemy?

               ___ ourselves

               ___ ignorant, intolerant people

               ___ rich and powerful people

               ___ Satan

               ___ ______________________

  1. 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

               ___ ___________________

  1. Do you

               ___ interpret the Bible through the lens of experience

               ___ interpret experience through the lens of the Bible

               ___ ___________________________



  1. 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

               ___ _________________________________

  1. 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

               ___ __________________________

  1. When was/is/will God most clearly revealed this side of heaven?

               ___ in the past

               ___ in the present

               ___ in the future

               ___ ______________________

  1. 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.

               ___ _________________________

  1. God

___ 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

___ __________________________

  1. I am a

               ___ liberal

               ___ conservative

               ___ __________________________

  1. The most important thing is

               ___ to get saved (individuals)

               ___ to do justice (society)

               ___ __________________________

  1. I am

               ___ Pro Life

               ___ Pro Choice

               ___ ___________________________

  1. I I consider myself to be

___ very religious

___ moderately religious

___ not religious

___ _____________________________

  1. I consider myself to be

___ Evangelical

___ Roman Catholic

___ Protestant

___ Jewish

___ Open to all religion

___ a "none"

___ atheist/agnostic

               ___ __________________________


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