Friday, September 23, 2005


Those of you that know me know that I love making students do surveys.  I think its a great way to help students learn to interact with people.  Here is one of the surveys we used in DC this past summer, focusing on culture and religion.

One of the point was to get kids to interact and see how many cultures they got exposed to - right in the confines of the Mall in DC, while at the same time being unconfrontational with people.  Not trying to save people or doing your typical methods of street 'evangelism.'  (Which by the way, I've told the SPACE kids that we aren't allowed to use that word.)
1. What country are you from?
2. What tribe/people group/location?
3. Are you religious?
4. If so, what religion?
5. How does that affect you day to day?
6. Did you religious beliefs originate from your cultural upbringing?

I was just poking around the Off The Map site and saw these questions:
1. What is the difference between spirituality and religion?
2. Which spiritual person do you most admire?
3. What would you say to Christians if they would listen?
4. Has anyone ever tried to "save" you?

Read the whole page and see their recommendations for using these questions - its a total 'no strings attached' approach, which I think is right on for our culture today. Might be something to try soon.

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