Last night we had a question and answer night at our CSF meeting. Full disclosure – I am writing this at 5 PM, two hours prior to the event beginning, though this post will not go up till Friday. So I do not know for sure what questions will be discussed. But I do know that this is always a fun night filled with lots of ideas and dialogue and debate.
It is one of the nights that reminds me why I love campus ministry so much.
On Fridays on this blog I tend to write what I call “Weekly Words”. These posts are intended for the college students in CSF, thus for Christian students on a secular campus. Often I basically summarize what we discussed the night before, in case anyone was absent and wants to catch up. I am thinking that, with summer break quickly approaching, that it would be fun to dedicate each Friday to answering some of the questions from our Q and A nights. Or even answering new questions that come in via Facebook or email.
I have always hesitated at the title “question and answer” night though, because it seems presumptuous of me to imply I can offer a quick and easy answer to questions that have stumped people and caused debate for centuries. We have moved to calling the night a “Spirituality and Religion Discussion” though that is vague enough that people ask what it means and the response is: “ask questions and pastor Dave will answer them.” That said, I am always very clear that I am offering my opinion. For some questions I offer what I believe is a straight up and certain answer. Other questions I offer a variety of possible answers and encourage the students to pick one. It depends on the question.
All that to say, if you have a question about God, religion or whatever, I’d love for you to send it in to me. You can reach me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter (dmlhershey). Starting in a few weeks, I’ll throw out some answers.
It should be fun!