as you ponder the metaphor of the sailor, the village, the wreckage, and the people, reflect on your own experience from the church. What aspects have been meaningful, and which experiences do you hope to put behind you?
describe some times in your life when you've wanted to tap out on God and the activities of the church.
describe the last time your heart broke for someone.
Matthew 5:13 - what are some ways you believe we're losing our saltiness?
what do you think the increasing disinterest of the culture toward church means for the future of the church?
do you feel tensions about your faith?
have you noticed the Jerusalem and Galilean distinctions in your own church experience? How?