Six years ago, we ushered in a new calendar year of conversations by building our discussion around a set of questions posed by author Courtney Martin. These questions were designed to help us look back at the year that has passed with clarity, and ahead into the new year with intention.
This is a worthy exercise, and so we’re going to kick off the 2024 edition of PubTheo by revisiting the questions and seeing what we have to say about them. Here they are, with some light editing to make them current for 2024:
- What was one of the moments you were most proud of last year? What does that tell you about what you want to spend your time/energy/money on this year?
- Who really enriched your life in a big way last year? Who is someone you want to get to know better in the year ahead?
- Who did you feel most jealous of last year? What was that person up to that you want to bring more of into your own life?
- When were you most physically joyful in 2023? How can you get there more in 2024?
- What is one question you found yourself asking over and over in 2023? What version of an answer are you living your way into this year?
- What made you want to despair in 2023, and what gives you hope now?
We’ll talk about these questions in our conversation tomorrow evening, Tuesday Jan. 9, beginning at 7pm at Casa Real in downtown Oxford. In particular, we’ll think about about how our faith or our moral compass helps us find some answers to these questions. Join us for the discussion.