Ice Breaker – Superhero

December 18, 2015 — 4 Comments


If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.

Stephen Hawking

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Question:  If you were able to be a superhero, who would you be?  What would you call yourself?  What would your super powers be?  And to what use would you put them?

My Answer:  Superman has always been my favorite, but he is already taken.

At this time in my life, I’m going with Everywhere Man.  Everywhere Man has the ability to be many places at the same time.  I would use these super powers to be at work, be at home, be at my kids’ activities, be at the gym, and be many other places at the same time.  This super power would give me the ability to be present in many different places at the same time.

On second thought, I may not want this ability.  Instead, I’m thinking I should go with Present Man.  Present Man has the ability to be present in the moment right where he is with who he is with.  I struggle with this super power, because the other side of me wants to me like Everywhere Man.  Present Man is exactly the superhero I need to become.  (For more thoughts on this, check out my post – The Discipline of Being Present.)

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!

Jon Stolpe


Christ-follower, husband, dad, engineer, manager, runner, blogger, sax player, group life fan, freelance writer, and the list goes on...
  • LarryTheDeuce

    I would want to be the Flash. I love to run and was always fast. I wanted to be faster. I would use it to do all sorts of good.

    • I could use that superpower now. My kids are definitely surpassing me when it comes to speed.

  • To be honest I grew up loving them all. Superman for all his super powers and Batman for all he is despite he is a frail human prone to failure. – However I think I would be “Aware Man” – I tend to have tunnel vision when I am working on a task. This can cause me to miss the needs of others and also other opportunities.

    • I can see us forming our own “Justice League”…Aware Man, Present Man, and the list goes on.