Hotseat – What Do You Want to Ask

As we shared this morning at our campuses, we're putting together a weekend series called Hotseat that we'll run at our campuses beginning in November.

Hotseat is all about the questions you've had (or your friends have had) for a long time but thought no one would address. Well, now's your chance.

Click on this short video to hear more.

Get the idea?  So, post your questions in the comments section on below here on the blog or on our Facebook page.  We'll use them to shape the Hotseat series next month!


– Carey



  1. Irene says, October 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    How is the God of the Old Testament the same God of the New? It is difficult to reconcile the loving and sacrificing God of the New Testament with the seemingly wrathful and punitive God of the Old. The Old Testament presents an apparent contradiction of the character of God that is not seen in the New. How can the God who destroyed cities, waged wars, even exterminated almost all of mankind with a flood be the same God who allowed His only Son to die on the cross for our sins?

    • Carey Nieuwhof says, October 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      This is a great set of questions. Thank you Irene!

  2. Albert says, October 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Here is a question that bubbles up every now and then Carey:

    Who created God? Or how did God come into being?

    I don’t preoccupy myself too much with that one, because it is capable of driving me crazy.

  3. Gail Deere says, October 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Oops! my question about people not wanting to believe in the Bible etc. was supposed to go under Hotseat instead of ‘What are you this weekend (Thanksgiving)’ 🙂


  4. Danielle Reimer says, October 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’m asking these questions for a friend of mine and I thought they were great.

    What’s with all the different versions of the bible? Which one’s the right one? And if the bible is the inspired word of God, then why are there versions that don’t even sound like some of the others?

    Why do Catholic churches (and many others actually), the Pope, televangelists, etc. etc. have so much bling, so much $? Especially when they talk about materialism being such a bad thing…

    Hmmm. I think there are other questions I’ve forgotten. I’ll have to check.


  5. Danielle Reimer says, October 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Sorry — have one more question.

    I there are only 10 commandments, why is the bible so big?

    That’s all for now — thanks!

  6. Glen says, October 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Can you lose your salvation? Especially if you became a Christian as a child and then knowingly walk away from Him later in life. The thinking is that I’m saved and nothing I do now matters, I’ll still go to heaven right?

  7. Jonathan Wagner says, October 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

    The church claims to be welcoming of everyone, yet many gay people who love Jesus feel hated by Christians and judged by the church.

    If you can ‘belong before you believe’, why is it so difficult for a gay person to serve the church?

    Is homophobia a massive problem in the church of today? How did the early church react to homosexuality?

  8. Jeff Davis says, October 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    If God already knows everything, why do we need to pray about things that are happening in the world (to us, friends, others, etc)?

    • Carey Nieuwhof says, October 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      I love your questions. Keep em coming. Thanks!

  9. Diana Tevelde says, November 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    What do Christians do with Halloween and the growing cultural interest in vampires, horror, evil, etc. I had someone say Happy Halloween to me this year…not what I had expected.

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