Can I Ask You a Question?

As they walk down the street, Joe asks Sam if he can ask him a question. Sometimes that seems to be a bit loaded. While I have always liked people to feel free to ask me questions, sometimes, the questions can be all but impossible or even impossible to answer.

I was in a setting once where people could ask me any question they wanted. I was asked how many bricks were in the Empire State Building? On another occasion when serving as staff on a Christian retreat I was asked a theological question someone asked of St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th or 14th century. “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin.” As I remember the story, Aquinas didn’t have an answer either.

All this is leading me to say, I would like some help from you, my readers. In at least some of my posts I would like to do a new series, “Ask Dr. B.” You can ask whatever you like, I just won’t guarantee I will answer your question. Honestly, I don’t care how many bricks are in the Empire State Building. Nor do I care how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Thomas Aquinas was much smarter than I am. If he couldn’t answer it, I probably can’t do it either.

My general intent is, to answer Bible questions, faith questions, theology questions, questions about the beliefs of various denominations. I would really like to at least attempt to answer your faith questions.

I am not going to guarantee you an answer. I will guarantee I will give it my best effort. My plan is the use these as blog posts a couple of times a week, so depending on the number of questions coming in, it could take a while. If I don’t understand the question, I will attempt to contact you, giving me any additional information I might need. I do reserve the right to reject a question for a variety of reasons including but not limited to, questions that would bring pain to others or even you, questions that are inappropriate, and questions that involve math (my math skills have never been good and besides, math was invented by demon possessed people who are out to drive us all nuts).

So that’s it. You can ask your questions by commenting below or emailing me at

I would ask one other consideration from you. Remember, many of these questions may require some amount of research. I may not be able to give an answer in the short term. Besides being a blogger, I am a husband, father, grandfather, substitute teacher, do a music ministry, and pastor a church. Those all take time and if a comment is complex, it may take a while to understand what is at hand. Have patience.

I look forward to hearing you. Have a blessed weekend.

Seeking the genuine,

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved
Permission is granted for the non-commercial use of this material.


3 thoughts on “Can I Ask You a Question?

  1. Mike Seale

    You are a brave man and I admire you for it.

    Now, if I get an entire church to pray with/for me, will God pay more attention than if I just sit in a corner and pray quietly on my own?

    Michael Life isn’t tied with a bow . . . . . . . . but it’s still a gift.


    1. I have done this a couple of times a year in churches and it usually works out pretty well. I am working on an answer for you. We were at mom’s and came home this afternoon. The brave part may be will be the time for some of the question.

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