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It’s less than a month until the official release of my Bible study called Holy Vocabulary. And, as I guess any author does, I’m asking the Lord for it to have a great, great impact in the world. So it got me thinking about books that have radically influenced my life. And that’s the subject of today’s question. Not your favorite book. Not the most entertaining book. But influential:

“What book has been the most influential in your life over the last 10 years?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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It’s that time of year again: graduation time. And this time of year, I like to play the “what-would-i-say-if-i-was-ever-a-commencement-speaker” game. Bet you can’t guess how to play.

This week’s question is along those lines. You are a commencement speaker at your alma mater. You have done your speech, and now you come to the very end. For this week’s question:

“Complete the following sentence to close your commencement address: ‘And finally, graduates, …”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Summer is a comin’. And, because it is, I am taking the time to do my yearly ritual of calendaring all the summer movie releases that I want to see. That’s what today’s question is about:

“What’s the summer movie you are most excited about seeing?”

There’s some good ones. If you can’t remember them all, click here to watch a montage of their previews.

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Not to kick a dead horse, but I’m still thinking alot about floods and stuff right now. So let’s play with that issue on the blog today. Today’s question is about one thing that you value. Now let’s assume for the sake of this question that your family is safe. So are your pets (if you swing that way). But you come home and water is rapidly filling your house.

“What specifically is the one thing you would grab to make sure it wasn’t damaged?”

A favorite book? A chreished photo? A package of half-eaten Doritos? What do you think?

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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If you ask me what sports team I most love to hate, I would answer you very, very quickly:

The New York Yankees.

The Yankees, with their smug pinstripes and World Series trophies… arghhhhh….

But I was shocked this week to read a new study that the most reviled baseball team is NOT the Yankees, but the Cleveland Indians.

What?!?!?!?

But that points to the fact that as much as any of us loves to root for a sports team, we love to hate another team even more. So for this week’s question, let’s go beyond the realm of baseball to sports in general:

“What is the one team you most love to hate?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Well, here we are. April. March Madness is over. Football season is a distant memory. There is hardly a glimpse of the baseball playoffs. What do we have in the sports world?

The NBA Playoffs.

I know I’m gonna get hammered for this, but I don’t think the NBA playoffs cut the mustard. They’re about 3 years long, the guys really only play for one quarter, and it’s just not that interesting. I’ll watch a couple of games of the finals, but the rest just isn’t that interesting to me. So I’m appealing to those of you out there who share my apathy with this week’s question, which is a fill in the blank:

“I care about the NBA playoffs about as much as I care about _____________.”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Yesterday was April 15th, or Tax Day (insert forboding music here). Yes, it’s that day of the year when we grumble. Roll our eyes. Stand in line at the post office. So let’s do today’s question about this unofficial holiday in the United States.

Imagine with me that the IRS sent out a notice saying that they wanted to get a good guage on what the American people think about the tax system. You should submit your opinions in the form of a letter, and there would be no repurcussions for any views expressed in those letters. If that were the case…

“What would the first line of your letter to the IRS be?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Hopefully you’re still riding the high from Easter last week. We had a great weekend, too. Lots of memories and images in my mind to help me remember. Here’s a picture of us on Sunday morning:

How about you? That’s today’s question:

“What image will you remember from Easter this year?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.


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Today is Good Friday, which means that Sunday is Easter. Tonight we (along with many of you, probably) will be attending a Good Friday service where, among other things, we will sing very old songs.

In fact, singing is an important part of Holy Week. Whether you are singing mournfully about the cross or joyfully about the resurrection, singing helps us remember. And celebrate. And mourn. That’s why this week’s question is:

“What’s the song that everyone should sing at least once as part of their Holy Week experience?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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Everybody’s got a certain idea of how things should be. You know, fried chicken shouldn’t make you fat. Football should last all year long. No one should have to take a chemotherapy treatment. It’s an endless list, and it’s the subject of this week’s question:

“In a perfect world…”

You provide the rest.

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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