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Showing posts from March, 2011

What Wing Fans Always Knew..

So a new report has come out suggesting that those who watch the West Wing are more likely to achieve in life. They suggest that those who have watched all seven series are more able to make crucial decisions in high pressure environments.

I guess it makes sense: the whole walking and talking at the same time thing, talking fast, making decisions that change the world. According to the report the programme should be recommended for business and military leaders as 'sharpening'. The flip side is that apparently they can be left open to delusions of grandeur and can in fact be a bit naive..

Whichever way.. I feel thats permission to watch!

For God so...

Preaching on the most quoted, worn, waved at sports matches verse of Scripture is a little bit of a challenge. I have waited.. no I'll be honest.. I have procrastinated until I now have 24 hours til delivering said sermon.

But it occurs to me this morning that I often find myself in a situation which helps me to engage. Last night I was on my way back from a wee run when I heard, 'oooh look at those sexy legs' (I was wearing shorts). It was followed by 'that church is haunted'. At which point I took a bit more notice of the voices emerging out of the darkness.

The gospel passage this week is about Nicodemus, a man of influence who comes to Jesus with questions. My encounter last night was with the most influential group of young men in the estate. They influence, in the main through intimidation. But last night, from fear they had questions.

The conversation ended with them asking about me blessing them and their beads and so on. They are looking for answers o…