Puritan Board Sophomore
It's not appropriate for the Sabbath though
I personally would prefer what Alex says, but I am starting to also the value in what Jim says. People aren't (usually) going to just jump into these deep personal discussion without some legwork on talking on more of the mundane stuff. And, I probably will not win many people to be able to important conversations, if I harp on them for their conversation topics, especially when I do not have a long history of trying to be a sabbatarian. Maybe it is appropriate to contribute to the conversation by bringing in topics that one thinks"are spiritual"The fact that I stop and listen to what is on people's minds shows that I care about them personally. This is one of the big problems in churches today - many people don't feel like they are cared for.