Teen's Lifelong Learning
Chapter 9 of Unoffendable: "Reverend of the Dumpster"
1. On p. 63: The use of the term "adult magazines" means "pornographic magazines". Can you imagine an addiction that forces you into a dumpster full of trash?
2. On p. 64: In some ways are we all like the Dumpster Pastor, hiding a secret sin or addiction and in desperate need of being forgiven and set free? What are we doing about it?
3. On p. 64: When someone joins AA, they are saying: I can't _________ any longer? And you are joining people right there with you who also don't want to pretend any longer. Will you help ensure that we are a community of non-pretenders set free?
4. On p. 65: When we are living in the reality of the forgiveness and freedom that has been extended to us, isn't it easier not to get angry with others?
5. On pp. 65–66: What does the author mean when he says that we have all been publicly exposed for what we are; that the depth of our brokenness and the extent of our betrayal have changed history?
6. On p. 66: Can gratitude and anger coexist in our hearts?
7. On p. 66: What is Paul's point in Rom 2:1–3 according to the author?
8. On pp. 66–67: Discuss Matt 5:21–22 and 27–28, and the author's statement that "just because you haven't had the opportunity to follow through on what you'd like to do, you're not morally superior to someone who has had the opportunity."
9. On p. 67: Discuss: "We're busted at the bottom of the Dumpster, and then He goes and dies for us."
10, On pp. 67–68: Discuss the story of Matt 18:21–35 which is in a context of forgiveness. What's the point?
11. On pp. 68–70: Why is it incorrect to think that we are capable of "righteous indignation" or "righteous anger"?
12. On p. 69: Adam's very first reaction after Adam and Eve's disobedience was to _________ Eve.
13. On pp. 69–70: What does Yeshua want to do with our self-righteousness?