A Dozen Nonthreatening Journal Prompts on Faith for the Post-Religious, from Someone with an M.A. in Religion
Don’t worry, I’m not here to convert you. This is for self-exploration.
In case you’re feeling nervous or confused, let me reassure you: I am putting these questions to you as an invitation to explore your own beliefs, not to push mine.
So, as with all things I put forward on this platform, feel free to take it or leave it. My feelings won’t be hurt, I promise.
Now, without further ado, here are the journal prompts.
Journal Prompts for Self-Exploration on Faith
- Where does my true power come from?
- How do I connect with what’s bigger than me and why is this important?
- If I could design my own religion or group experience of shared meaning, what would it look like?
- Am I non-religious or post-religion? What’s the difference and why would I want to claim either one?
- How do my political views shape my views of religion and vice versa?
- Do I have friends from different religious backgrounds? Do I want to?
- Does the word “sacred” hold any significance for me? If so, what? If not, is there a better word?
- Is there a text (any text) that I would call “sacred”? Why or why not?
- Do I have a “sacred space” in or near my home? What does this space mean to me?
- Do I feel a sense of calling on my life? What do I feel called to do? How do I feel called to help my fellow creatures or the environment?
- Do I have more faith or fear about the future?
- How do I see myself in relation to other people? Am I in competition with them? Are we cooperating? Co-creating?
What questions would you add?