I’m always trying to exegete our current culture—both the good and the bad—to get an idea what effect it is having on the children and teenagers I and our small group leaders interact with on a weekly basis. Culture is always a moving target than I’m trying to understand.

So I wondered where our children are at with their questions about God and the Bible.

Instead of assuming I know what their questions are, I wanted to ask the students what questions they actually have about God and the Bible.

Here is a list of questions from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on March 3, 2014:

  • How did Jesus rise on the third day?
  • Why aren’t unicorns alive anymore?
  • What if Jesus didn’t die?
  • Why aren’t dinosaurs in the bible?
  • Is Jesus in all the Bible stories?
  • What if Jesus decided not to die?
  • Why are there Bibles?
  • Why is Jesus powerful?
  • Why is Jesus important?
  • Why is the devil evil?
  • Who made God?
  • How did Jesus come back to life?
  • Why does Jesus hang out with bad people?
  • Why did Steven get stoned?
  • I don’t understand if Jesus & God are the same person.
  • Why do all people have to die?
  • Why don’t people live 9 lives like a cat?
  • Who created God?
  • How did Jesus survive when he died?
  • How old is Jesus today?
  • How is Jesus so cool & we are not?
  • Who’s idea was it to make the Bible?
  • Who was the first prophet?
  • Who was the first person to die in the Bible?
  • Why are you invisible?
  • Why does my sister fight with me?
  • How did God make the Holy Bible?
  • Why were there no dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?
  • If Jesus didn’t die would people still sin?
  • Is Jesus in all the stories in the Bible?
  • I wonder what you look like as a person.
  • Why did they invent women?
  • Why were people surprised when you weren’t in the grave?
  • Why are people mean?
  • Why was the world invented?
  • Where did women come from?
  • Did Jesus rise from the dead?
  • Why did Jesus make the Bible?
  • What was it like back then?
  • Why don’t my parents let me do what I want?
  • What did your clothes look like?
  • What was God’s first friend?
  • Who made you?
  • What is God?
  • Are they going to make another Bible?
  • How high up is the sky?
  • Why does my mom have to be so mean?
  • Who are your parents?
  • Why did you have a tree with bad fruit?
  • How are you doing?
  • If you can tell the future why did you not stop Eve from eating the apple?
  • Who were the people that killed you?
  • Why did you create mosquitos?
  • Why do good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people?
  • I pray to God sometimes but he doesn’t answer.
  • Is God a secret?
  • Why is there 12 special people?
  • Why does God frown upon gay people?
  • Did God make all the galaxies?
  • How did Jesus come back from the dead?
  • Why did God not save Him when he was dying on the cross?
  • How did You make all animals in 7 days?
  • How did God make us?
  • How does God make rain, snow & hot?
  • How was God made?
  • Do you have a last name?
  • Why are there different kinds of Bibles?
  • How many sisters & brothers do you have?
  • Why are dinosaurs extinct?
  • Why did God keep the people from recognizing Jesus?
  • What color was His eyes?
  • What was his friends?
  • Is this really happening?
  • How old was Jesus when He died?
  • Does Heaven look like a huge Kingdom?
  • Do you have a mom and dad?
  • Why is the devil bad?
  • Why is Jesus powerful?
  • Why does He like bad people?
  • Why did He make bad things?

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