Questions as a Change Agent

"Bend a Little" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Bend a Little” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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My book Questions are the Answer describes my journey through questions. Many people are finding validation for their own journeys when they read it.

I discovered that questions are an excellent way to grow because questions are an excellent way to introduce even the possibility of change.

You can’t go to where you’re going unless you leave where you are.

Transformation means moving from your present form. Questions are perfect for that.

And I don’t just believe this because of my personal experiences, but also from watching the lives of my friends. It works!

We gotta learn how to bend.

I want to thank the patrons who support my work and help keep these cartoons coming!

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7 Responses

  1. Adam Julians says:

    I can affirm what you say David about validation with questions.

    Coming to church later in life when there was something that seemed a little odd or strange about what I was hearing to which I thought differently. I used to defer to others thinking they had greater wisdom that I did.

    As time went on and I matured I learned to weigh things up more and if necessary speak up. In the last church I went you when a leader claimed she was being prophetic and doing what God does, I challenged her about being insulting, practicing false prophecy and using God’s name in vain in her sexist approach.

    I appreciated your validation around that time with calling her an arsehole and on reading your book having my questioning validated.

    Thank you David for applying your gift with humour and artistry in subverting the pretentious and empowering the oppressed in order to apply truth and foster healing and healthy community.

  2. Caryn LeMur says:

    Reminds me of a saying I heard at a Vineyard church, “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken.”

    🙂

  3. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    Years ago, my old D&D Dungeonmaster described various sorts of religion as a series of protest signs, all based around a base religious symbol (for Christianity, a cross):

    Atheism = symbol overlaid with circle-and-slash “no” symbol.
    Agnosticism/Skepticism = symbol plus question mark.
    Satanism/Diabolism = symbol turned upside down.
    Fundamentalism = symbol plus exclamation point.

  4. Adam Julians says:

    Lol

  5. Luke says:

    Love it!

    Martin Copenhaver writes in his book “Jesus is the Question” In the 4 canonical Gospels Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions. He is asked 183 of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus’ life and teachings. In fact, for every question he answers directly he asks—literally—a hundred.

    I love that! If we (at least those who follow Christ) are called to be like Christ (John 14:12) and put on the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16), then should we ask more questions?

  6. Great comment Luke. I love it. Thanks.