The top 101 questions people ask about God, Christianity, and apologetics based on Google search queries with links to biblical answers – updated with 2022 data.

In 2018, we published the initial version of the Top 101 Theological Questions. Since then, it’s been an annual tradition to update the post with new queries with the exception of 2021. See previous years’ posts here: 2020, 2019, 2018

The aim of this post is to provide a list of questions that people type into Google every day: questions about God, Christianity, apologetics, and anything else related to Christian theology. These questions could be classified as ‘theology questions.’ Using the Google Keyword Tool, we exported over 64,000 initial queries and isolated the top 101 theological questions ranked by search volume. In addition, to the questions, we added a link to a biblically-based, authoritative post that answers the question.

We hope this list proves useful for your edification and research.

Question*Monthly Search Volume**
1 What is love? (love) 7,480,000
2 Who is Jesus? (jesus) 2,740,000
3 What is the Big Bang? (big bang) 2,740,000
4 What is the church? (church) 2,240,000
5 What is the Salvation Army? (salvation army) 1,830,000
6 What is money? (money) 1,830,000
7 What is sin? (sinned/sin) 1,500,000
8 Who is God? (god) 1,500,000
9 What are the seven deadly sins (seven deadly sins)? 1,220,000
10What is Psalm 91? (psalm 91)1,220,000
11What is life? (what is life) 1,220,000
12 What is the Bible? (bible/scripture) 1,000,000
13 What is meditation? (meditation) 1,000,000
14How to meditate as a Christian? (meditate) 1,000,000
15 What is hell? (hades/hell) 1,000,000
16 Where are the churches near me? (churches near me) 823,000
17 What is the Catholic Church? (catholic church) 823,000
18 What is prayer? (pray/prayer) 823,000
19 What is evolution? (evolution) 673,000
20What is Psalm 23? (psalm 23)673,000
21 What is a Christian? (christian) 673,000
22 What is marriage? (marriage) 673,000
23 What is the Lord's Prayer? (lord's prayer) 550,000
24What is the Unitarianism? (UU)450,000
25 What is a prayer for healing? (prayer for healing) 450,000
26 What is the 'evil eye' and should I be worried about it? (evil eye) 450,000
27What is the serenity prayer? (serenity prayer) 368,000
28What is the book of Proverbs? (proverbs) 368,000
29 What is Mormonism? (church of jesus christ of latter day saints) 368,000
30 What is reality? (reality) 368,000
31 What does God look like? (god images) 368,000
32What was Noah's Ark? (noah's ark) 368,000
33 What is evil? (evil) 368,000
34What does Jeremiah 29:11 say? (jeremiah 29 11) 368,000
35Who are the Jehovah's Witnesses? (jehovahs witnesses) 368,000
36What does a "psalm" mean? (meaning of psalm) 368,000
37What is Communion? (communion) 301,000
38 What is the Baptist church? (baptist) 301,000
39 What does it mean to be "god fearing"? (god fearing) 301,000
40 What is the gospel? (gospel) 301,000
41What does it mean to be omnipotent? (omnipotent) 301,000
42What is baptism? (baptism) 301,000
43Who am I? (who am i) 301,000
44What is a morning prayer? (morning prayer) 301,000
45 What is the fear of God (fear of god) 301,000
46 What is the Kingdom of Heaven? (kingdom of heaven) 301,000
47What did Jesus look like? (jesus images) 301,000
48What is preaching? (preach) 301,000
49 What is truth? (truth)246,000
50 What is salvation? (salvation) 246,000
51What is agape? (agape)
Greek word for 'love'
52 What is the meaning of life? (meaning of life) 246,000
53 What is natural selection? (natural selection) 201,000
54 What is the Orthodox Church? (orthodox)201,000
55What does Isaiah 41:10 say? (isaiah 41 10) 201,000
56What is the Apostle's Creed? (apostle's creed) 201,000
57Who was Jeremiah / what is the Book of Jeremiah? (Jeremiah) 201,000
58What is the book of Psalms? (psalm/psalms) 201,000
59Who was Peter in the Bible? (st peter) 201,000
60What is gluttony? (gluttony) 201,000
61What is Psalm 121? (psalm 121)201,000
62 What are the fruits of the Spirit? (fruits of the spirit) 201,000
63What is Psalm 27? (psalm 27)201,000
64 What does "eternal" mean? (eternal meaning) 201,000
65What is Proverbs 31? (proverbs 31)165,000
66What is Romans 8:28? (romans 8 28)165,000
67 What is Presbyterianism? (presbyterian) 165,000
68Why do we say 'God bless you' when someone sneezes? (god bless you) 165,000
69What is the Mennonite Church? (mennonite) 165,000
70What happened when Jesus was on the cross? (jesus on the cross) 165,000
71What does 1 Corinthians 13 say? (1cor 13)165,000
72What is the True Jesus Church? (true jesus church) 165,000
73What is fornication? (fornication) 165,000
74What is Psalm 51? (psalm 51)165,000
75 What is the 'Hail Mary' prayer? (hail mary) 165,000
76What is the Methodist Church? (umc / methodist church) 165,000
77What is a deity? (deity) 165,000
78What is an evangelist? (evangelist) 165,000
79 Who is the Holy Spirit? (holy spirit) 165,000
80 What is Pentecost (pente cost/pentecost) 165,000
81 Who is the Archangel Michael? (archangel michael) 165,000
82What is Genesis 1? (genesis 1)135,000
83 Who was Isaiah/What is the book of Isaiah? (isaiah) 135,000
84Who was Ezekiel / what is the book of Ezekiel? (ezekiel) 135,000
85What is Psalm 31? (psalm 31)135,000
86What is Pentecostalism? (pentecostal) 135,000
87What is human evolution? (human evolution) 135,000
88What is armor of God? (armor of god) 135,000
89 What is a prayer for strength? (prayer for strength) 135,000
90What is Psalm 35? (psalm 35)135,000
91 Who was Saint Bartholomew? (saint bartholomew) 135,000
92 What is original sin? (original sin) 135,000
93What is avarice? (avarice) 135,000
94What is a spirit? (spirit meaning) 135,000
95What is the book of Ecclesiastes? (Ecclesiastes)110,000
96What does 'be still and know that I am God' mean? 110,000
97What is Psalm 139? (psalm 139)110,000
98Who were David and Goliath? (david and goliath) 110,000
99Who was James in the Bible? (st james) 110,000
100What are the names of God? (names of god) 110,000
101What are the parables in the Bible? (parables) 110,000

Methodology for Compiling the Top 101 Questions

Every list of popular Christian apologetics questions will be different. Each researcher will filter out good queries that could be considered theology questions or apologetic queries by another researcher. So it’s important to list the assumptions for any set of questions.

  • We used Google’s Keyword Planner (a keyword research tool) to compile a new list of theological queries.
  • All search queries are questions, though not all are phrased as questions.
  • Many query variations of the same general question. We compressed some queries into a single query.
  • Initial queries are not necessarily directed towards Christians, but queries can be answered by Christian theology. Ex. “What is the meaning of life”
  • Questions are asked by Christians and non-Christians.
  • Results are a snapshot of questions the broader culture is asking at the time the keyword research was accessed. In 10 years, the list may be significantly different.
  • Like last year’s 101 questions, results are worldwide – NOT just from the US.


  • Basic Christian theology questions.
  • Psychological questions: who am I.
  • Varieties of Christianity: Baptists, Methodist Church, etc.
  • Offshoots of Christianity: Unitarians, Mormons, etc.
  • Science: big bang, evolution, etc.
  • Philosophical questions: what is truth, etc.
  • Trustworthiness of Biblical doctrines questions.


  • Names, books, and movies were removed.
  • Types of meditations were removed.
  • Individual churches or ministries were removed.
  • Bible versions were removed.
  • Other gods / goddesses were removed.
  • Philosophies and religions were removed (unless compared with Christianity).
  • Notable related exceptions: what is freedom, what is philosophy.

* Queries are rephrased in the form of a question. The original query is in parentheses based on the original keyword export.

** Monthly search volume is based on global search volume for all languages for the exact query typed from February 2022. Numbers are estimates based on data Google shares with its advertisers.

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