Q&A darrylburling.com/ask

Got a question?

Chances are the question you have is one others want to know the answer to as well!

Your question could be something about quiet times, a problem you or someone you know is struggling with, a marriage question, church, theology, something from the Bible, or a question about something you’ve often wondered about.

Whatever it is, I look forward to answering it.

Interested in previous questions that have been asked?

Ask your question

There are two ways to ask a question – Record a voice message or type your question in. 

Type in your question

Write out your question below and I’ll read it out when I answer it.

Don’t forget to indicate whether you want me to use your name or not.

Once I have recorded my answer, I’ll send you an email with a private link so you can watch the answer before it is published.

Thanks again!

Or, record your question

Don’t worry, you can start over if you’re not happy with it. If you leave a voice message I’ll play the entirety of your message in the video and summarize it beneath the video

Here’s what you might want to include:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Ask Your Question

Guidelines

If you do submit a question (and I hope you do!), here are some guidelines to make this work for everyone.

  • Please keep your voice message to one minute in length. If it goes a little over, that’s fine, but please keep it concise and to the point. The recorder will cut you off at 90 seconds.
  • Spammy, disrespectful, or antagonistic questions will not be considered. Please keep it polite, non-spammy, and focused on Christian Living. Thanks!

How to leave a voice question

To leave a question, all you need is an Internet connection and microphone (headphone microphones work too). Don’t worry about your microphone’s quality—your job is to ask a great question! Speakpipe.com, the web-service we use to record your message, does the rest.

Publishing Answers

I plan to publish answers to questions regularly, but if the volume of questions is high, I might not be able to answer every question. So if your question is similar to one I’ve already answered, or if it isn’t a good fit, or if I’m simply not an expert in that area, I might skip it, or I might just take a little longer to get to it. Thank you for your understanding if this happens!

Questions about spiritual matters are often quite difficult to diagnose without a lot of background information. Obviously, in this situation, I don’t have the opportunity to do this, so while I’ll answer to the best of my ability, I can’t guarantee that my answer will be right for your need. Therefore, you’ll need to apply your own wisdom before implementing my answer. By submitting a question, you’re agreeing not to hold me responsible if my answer doesn’t provide expected results.

Sharing your name

Please be willing to share your name. This helps us (me and those who are interested) to recognize that this is a real person on the other end, and helps us to identify with you. However, your problem may be so personal that you’d rather not identify yourself. In this case, if you’re leaving a voice message, don’t give your name before you ask a question, and when asked to type in your name type in (anonymous) after your name. That way I know not to read out your name. If you’re filling in the form, just tick the box that says “I’d prefer to remain anonymous” and I’ll read your question without mentioning your name.

Because this kind of thing is prone to disingenuous questions, if you don’t give me your name or you give a fake name, I may not answer your question.

Finally, please remember that by submitting a question, you’re agreeing to and accepting of the above guidelines as well as allowing me to share your question publicly.