Okay, it was only a 135. But that’s a great score for me. And by the way, the sign above wasn’t my issue.
Village Church, the missional community my wife and I started with a few friends last year, chose to have a fun night last week for church. As an MC, not only can we do that sort of thing for church – we’re supposed to do it from time to time.
The first game we bowled I did predictably pathetic. I believe my score was 89. For some reason, I slice when I bowl. I’m right-handed, but the ball consistently cuts to the right and I don’t know why. Interestingly, when I golf (which I’m equally bad at) I almost never slice the ball.
Okay, I don’t really care what you think about that. I am concerned with how you think about such things, though. The way we consider political viewpoints tends to influence how we deal with conflicts in the Christian community. The Apostle Paul wanted his friends to focus on how they thought about divisive issues in his letter to Philemon.
Have you ever played hide-and-go-seek in the dark? Last weekend I was with a group of young adults from my church at a secluded place for a weekend of fun and Bible study. We had a bunch of board games, a few movies, and even did some sledding in a very beautiful setting.
At just before midnight on Saturday, we turned out the lights and closed the shades. One person gave the rest of us 5 minutes to hide. I’m older (and wider) than everyone else, so finding a spot was harder for me.