As we think about life, faith and the world it’s good to talk with others and to hear what they have to say. It can help us think things through and reduce isolation.
In Lent 2020 a pack of 40 question cards was offered to people as conversation starters. But these cards have a life way beyond Lent, as this video by Simon Robinson, a Vicar in Minehead shows.
Simon used one of the questions with four youth and children workers and with just a simple starting question much of what they share is deeply profound, reflective and theological.
At the bottom of this page you can download a set of 40 questions to use – then just see where they take you! These questions can be used with adults and young people but we have also produced a set to use with younger children and in households.
What are the questions about?
They are questions, big and small, on a variety of topics about life, the world and faith.
These are everyday questions that many of us wonder about, so the cards are simply a way of starting the conversation.
What happens if I don’t know the answers?
Don’t worry, this is about conversation, not about right or wrong answers! Simply:
- Listen to someone else’s viewpoint
- Think about how our own answers connect to what we believe
How do I get started?
If you haven’t got a pack, you can download a set of the questions at the bottom of this page.
Some ideas for using the questions:
You can pick questions randomly, do them in order or choose a card from one of the three themes: Life, Faith and the World. You could:
- Have a conversation with those you live with or work with
- Use it as a conversation starter in a group
- Have a conversation over a pint
- Go out on the streets and ask members of the public what they think
- Share it on a WhatsApp group or other social media platform
- Ask people to video their answers
The uses of the Everyday Questions cards are endless and we’d love to hear what you do with them – small ideas, large plans; anything in between! Let us know how you get on and we’d love to share your ideas with others. For this, or any questions, get in touch with Julia Hill.