Teen's Lifelong Learning
Chapter 8 of Unoffendable: "Ain't You Tired"
1. On p. 53, 60–61: What does the title of this chapter refer to? Tired of what? 2. On p. 53: What does the author mean by: "In this culture, if you live a restful life, you'll freak people out"? 2. On p. 54–55: What does: "'nothing' turns out to be very countercultural" mean?
3. On p. 54: Is it possible for people to watch our living and conclude that we are somehow connected to God?
4. On p. 55: What is the point of the author's discussion of "neighborhoods"?
5. On p. 56: Yeshua's offer of rest is not the "after-you're-dead" kind, but it's a ___________ now that invites people out of the ___________. What's the "maelstrom"?* On p. 58: Are we inviting people out of the exhausting storm? On p. 56: Are we actively choosing a way to live or are we getting swept along: hurried, stressed, status-driven, easily angered, and opting for madcap busyness without even knowing why?
6. On pp. 56–57: Discuss: The lifestyle of anger is not very restful. Working through difficulties with people is easier than starting over.
7. On pp. 57–58: Discuss: "Spirituality must be 'with' something or someone, just as much as romance or loyalty. What my friend is referring to is a spirituality based on relating to God through Yeshua."
8. On p. 58: How can we make our congregational culture less like the U.S.'s busyness culture? 9. On pp. 58–59: What does the author mean by "God did not call us into Pie-Chart life; God wants to know us, not abstractions about Him, but Him"? [This line from the Adon Olam struck me this week: You are my bounteous portion whenever I call"!]
10. On p. 59: What is the point of Psalm 46:10? Peter Craigie's explanation is: "Relax and know that God is God!" On p. 60: Quit what?
11. On p. 61: Will we choose the lifestyle of forgiveness or offendability?
*maelstrom: a powerful often destructive water current that usually moves in a circular direction with extreme rapidity sucking in objects within a given radius: WHIRLPOOL