Friday, February 20, 2009

Nearing 1000

Last year, Philosophy Over Coffee celebrated its 900th post. I commemorated this monumental event by soliciting 9 questions from readers.

Well, we are coming to yet another milestone: my 1000th post. In celebration, I wish to do a similar thing.


This time, of course, I'll answer 10 questions. Funny, serious, theological, favorite ballpark, whatever. I only ask that I don't get any repeat questions from the last time. And I will be selective about any questions about my church.


So there you go. The comments section is yours. First come, first served.

11 comments:

Laurel said...

Hi. I've been a avid follower of your blog for awhile now. So from Austin, Texas, here's my question to you:

If I was to say to you: Shout the gospel with your life. What comes to mind? What would your life look like?

jeff said...

I'll soon be in my first parish. What advice would you give a new pastor setting out in their first call. (especially one who is in the same age bracket as you)

jeff

Coffeepastor said...

All right, people, let's step this up a little!

Anonymous said...

I had more than my share in the 900 list, but I will add this:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POC!

bdb

Melissa E. said...

What character (book, film, etc.) have you most related to and why?

Sharp Realist said...

Let me begin by saying I respect the christian religion among all others, it has built a set of morals, community standards, and support that allows peace throughout millions of families. But I did not choose this path.

Although, yes, I am considered a 'Heathen', which is contradicting in that you also could be called as such. I am in no sense looking for a relationship with god. But would like to ask you a friendly philosophical question.

If you were to put a percentage to the joining of the congregation of your member's. Would you say the majority joined out of belief, peer pressure, fear, or possibly to find a warmer community to join. The only other alternative here in a America is small clubs that meet once a week or the neighborhood sports bar. Now, in no way am I trying to be rude, or abrupt. I'm just curious. If you would not like to respond to the comment, just say and I will be more than willing to give you my email.

Thanks!

Laurel said...

Hi! This Laurel, your first comment on the list. I want to give you an optional question in which to choose from...If you had to explain, in 5 minutes or less, what is at the heart/what most chiefly defines Christianity and makes it unique among other world religions, what would you say?

Remus said...

I'm gonna go the non-philosophical route...

What about the drums do you find so appealing - why are they your favourite?

Don Niederfrank said...

Why do you keep believing?

Rev Scott said...

Congrats!

How about 10 songs/musical pieces that changed your life, and a bit about each one?

Guess I'm the "10 things inside your 10 list" person among your fans. :-)

Ben said...

Your experience with Campus Crusade as well as being a PK growing up have challenged your faith and (I think) helped you to grow as a pastor and a human being. How you do you feel about sharing a label like "Christian" with such a diverse, and at times, divisive group?