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Below is a growing list of topic ideas. Use the form at the end of the list to add your ideas. All are encouraged to submit complete sessions to us. Please send them in Word or Text form to Peter Bowden.
See our session plan page for more information.

IDEAS FOR SESSION TOPICS
A collective brainstorm. Add a topic.
Updated 3/12
/07

  • How do you overcome stress and not the other way around?
  • Wealth
  • What does it mean to be good?
  • If you could invite 3 people (from any time, whether or not you have ever met them) to our covenant circle, who would they be--and why would you choose them to attend?
  • Building right relationships
  • What is sacred
  • Peak experiences
  • The Statement of Conscience "Moral Values in a Pluralistic Society"
  • If you decided to make tomorrow better than today - no matter how good today was - what would you DO tomorrow? What if you decided you wanted to make this next week better for your family? What if you decided you wanted this next year to be a better year for the world? What would you do tomorrow?
  • Evil - what is it, where does it come from, how do we deal with it.
  • Unconditional Love
  • Fear
  • Impermanence
  • Leadership
  • Fitness
  • Pornography
  • Illness
  • What family rituals have meaning for us
  • What religious rituals have meaning for us
  • Truth
  • Hope
  • Alcohol, abuse
  • Hidden Pain: What Others Don't Know About Our Day to Day Lives (unfulfilling marriage, drug or alcohol problem, infertility, debilitating fears, etc.
  • Tithing - what it means, what it brings
  • Sensuality vs sexuality
  • How much does one human being owe to another?Meaning should one alwaqys put otheres before oneself?
  • Love
  • Tsunami - Does God make disasters happen?
  • Forgiveness
  • Masks we wear
  • Animals
  • If you decided to make tomorrow better than today - no matter how good today was - what would you DO tomorrow? What if you decided you wanted to make this next week better for your family? What if you decided you wanted this next year to be a better year for the world? What would you do tomorrow....
  • What exactly do we mean when we say we are spiritual?
  • What exactly do we mean when we say we are spiritual? > Is there spirituality in animals?
  • Spiritual challenges of being alone/single
  • Parenting Issues
  • Forgiveness - Do we forgive for the other or for ourselves?
  • Anger
  • Time
  • Freedom
  • Dealing with the threat of war
  • Do you have mentors/are you a mentor
  • What does community mean
  • Finding balance in your life
  • How much time do you need alone vs. with others
  • If you won the lottery how would you change your life
  • Is it ever okay to kill
  • Cloning
  • Death > Grief
  • Death > Mortality > Life is Change > Mindfulness of change
  • Where would Jesus go to church?
  • Forgiveness
  • My Religious Timeline
  • Bend a wire in the shape of your spiritual path and explain!
  • Worship
  • What We Love
  • Courage
  • Learning from Failure
  • Expectations
  • Hospitality (Cultivating a Welcoming Spirit)
  • Kindness
  • Patience
  • Justice
  • Joy
  • Trust
  • Faith
  • Convictions
  • Compassion
  • Generosity
  • Honesty
  • Optimism
  • Hope
  • Responsibiltiy
  • Tolerance
  • Reverance
  • Home
  • Mortality
  • Community
  • Forks in the Road
  • Defining Moments
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Happiness/Sadness
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    Thank you for sharing your ideas! If you have any, please consider sharing sessions you have written with this community. Thanks, Peter.

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The Following list was generated by one of our youth groups (Providence, RI).

DEEP AND PROFOUND MONGO COSMIC QUESTIONS
Are we just fungus on a cracker?
Intellect vs. Instinct?
What is more important?
Which is a better guide?
Why do we need to think so much?
Why do we love?
Do we even know what love is?
Why donÕt people have power over themselves?
What would the world be like without time?
Is complexity or simplicity supreme?
What if there was a third sex?
Do we have SOULS or is the self just a complex chemical reaction?
What if people saw colors differently?
Do we all perceive things differently?
Does language mean anything?
What role does it play in our lives?
Are animals capable of intraspecies communication?
Is anything we are told by outside sources true?
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Is there a Heaven and Hell?
Is the world going to end?
Can anyone say they are free of prejudice?
Do DREAMS mean anything?
Why do we wear clothes?
Why do we have men and women if there is asexual reproduction in nature?
Why didn't humans evolve to reproduce asexually and have just one sex?
Why did ancient civilizations all come up with the same ideas?
What is the difference between MYTH and HISTORY?
INDEPENDENCE?
Is there SIN and is it different for different people?
What is SPIRITUALITY?
What is REALITY?
What is knowledge?
What purpose does it play in life?
Fate, Destiny and COINCIDENCE?
The difference between fact and truth?
Is the world just one persons dream or
is it a collective dream?
Is it a dream? What is it anyway?
Are SPACE & TIME characteristics of the physical world or are they just how we perceive things?
In ancient times how did people know which things, like plants, were good and what they did?
Why did we make up religion?
Is it just to give life meaning?
What meaning does it give?
NATURE vs. NURTURE
How is personality created?
Is it genetic or environment?
Is Time relative or fixed?
How does society form its ideas? On what basis?
At what point is society out of control? Is it?
Can we survive without FAITH?
What is faith?
Can we really believe in anything?
Are COWS the supreme beings?
Why can't we crack our knuckles right after we crack them?
Do animals have eternal souls? Are we animals?
Should we eat animals?
Is there a parallel Universe? Is it really parallel or just skew?
What is our purpose in life?
Who/What are the beneficiaries of this life?
Where do all our forgotten memories go?
What role do memories play in our lives?
Why does time speed up when you get older?
What is DEATH?
What happens when you die?
How did EVERYTHING start?
IS there a God?
What is GOD?
Is there only one Supreme Being?
Is FATE chosen for us?
Do we have any control over what happens in our lives?
Can we change the course of fate
What is the purpose of emotions?
Why do we have/need them?
Does anything exist outside the human brain?
Do ALIENS exist? Is there life on other planets?
How would our lives be changed by making contact
with an alien species?
Are people animals?
What makes Humans different than other animals?
Why do people assume we are smarter than all animals?
Do ghosts exist? If so, what are they? Why haunt?
Don't they have anything better to do?
Infinity?

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