Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top 10 Unanswerable Questions

Search engine Ask Jeeves reports that these are the top 10 unanswerable questions from the past decade:
1. What is the meaning of life?
2. Is there a God?
3. Do blondes have more fun?
4. What is the best diet?
5. Is there anybody out there?
6. Who is the most famous person in the world?
7. What is love?
8. What is the secret to happiness?
9. Did Tony Soprano die?
10. How long will I live?
BBC News


  1. Wow! That's crazy, everybody knows Tony Soprano died.
    Seriously though, it's no surprise that the world refuses to accept the Bible's answers to half of those questions. Unless they are born again, they can't even see the kingdom of God.

    And Romans 1-2 tells us that the world really isn't even seeking the answer to the first two questions. They are too busy suppressing the answers because they don't love the Truth.

    Hey, I have never replied to anything on your blog but I have read it often. I enjoy listening to your sermons and other audio that you post. Keep it coming, Your stuff, Mike Reeves, and any other UCCF audio is always good to hear. I just finished listening to Transformed By Our Gracious God tonite, and it was awesome.
    Well done! You really grabbed my heart on #2 when you spoke of that UCCF worker who doesnt value the Cross much and is so self-centered. I can't tell you how great that was, and very effective too.
    The whole 3 talks were definitely a blessing to listen to, very helpful and memorable too. Nay Dawson was good as well, I had never heard her before.

  2. Martin, thanks for your interaction on this post and for your encouragement - much appreciated, and praise God for working through blogs and mp3s.

  3. Note also "Jeeves in the pulpit" http://bit.ly/b5LVOA
    and "Jeeves and the Heffalump"http://bit.ly/bS1PV6

    Seems like this has got us all thinking...

  4. Less the outline for a sermon series, more something worth considering as a sermon application grid ('how does the point of this passage speak to any of these popular questions')

    Of course, the same could be achieved if the preacher spends much of his week with his people and his "city"... I like Keller's approach (who is deeply engaging), to say he spends only 12 hours a week on sermon prep... i.e. at least 30 working hours with people... and that younger preachers should skew that even further in favour of people contact.