I’m on sabbatical (translation: I’m resting),
so this is a pre-scheduled post for your encouragement, education and enjoyment!
I’m on sabbatical (translation: I’m resting).
This is a pre-scheduled post for your enjoyment!
This guy is FUNNY!
This was the April Fool’s spoof theresurgence.org did… I think it’s REALLY funny!
Announcing Church Planter: The Video Game
Think God might be calling you to plant a church? What if you’re a 19-year-old undergrad, and planting is still years down the road? How do you prepare in the interim?
Introducing Re:Play, our new video game branch. On April 15, the Resurgence will release its first game: Church Planter, based off Pastor Darrin Patrick’s book. It gives the player hands-on training for what the trenches of ministry looks like as they learn to navigate the turbulent waters of religion in contemporary culture.
About the Game
Players will work their way out of their room and into the streets to find out what it’s like to plant a church. You’ll have to find your pants, your Bible, a shirt with buttons, while battling temptations (old and new) along the way. Next, you’ll need to gain knowledge of the Old and New Testaments while also studying prominent theologians across church history.
Once you’re grounded in your faith and good Bible teaching, you’ll need to gather your core group and think about where to plant. Take a missiological survey of the city to see how you can be contextually relevant to your flock. You’ll battle through the hardest parts of ministry as you start a church from the ground up while shepherding your wife and family, fighting the difficulties of working two jobs, and always looking to kill sin. Ministry is tough, and that’s why you need training.
Get online and connect with your friends. These connections will play a crucial role in the game as you start to build your core group. You’ll also be able to have Sunday services where everyone can join in. The preaching pastor can use his headset and mic to give sermons while other players listen. As an extension, worship leaders can use their Guitar Hero controllers to lead the online congregation.
“Unless heaven is real, let’s forget the church and go play video games.”
- Darrin Patrick. Church Planter, p. 97
“Video games aren’t sinful, they’re just stupid.”
- Mark Driscoll, Sermon
Maybe I’m just a non-techno-dweeb and need to be rehabilitated. Maybe I’m irrationally resisting new technology I don’t understand. But I don’t think so…
Can you imagine an office full of people, in their little cubicles, doing THESE MOTIONS in order to write and send their thousands of emails?
How about a CEO, in his corner office, responding to a vitally important proposal? Or what about a Pastor communicating life-changing counsel to a troubled soul? I just don’t see it seriously happening… It’s more like a silly British sitcom in real life! In fact, I think I saw the video demo guy in a Monty Python episode just last week…
You can check it all out HERE… but I’ll warn you, I couldn’t stop laughing…
I can’t believe some of these… but they’re real signs found out there in the good old U.S. of A.
May I introduce you to CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON!!!!!!
You read it correctly…
It seems you can get it from a place in Santa Cruz, CA (should have known it would come from Cali) called Marini’s Candies.
I’ve seen some ODD foods before, but this one takes the cake… uhh… pig… Could this be classified as “pork-barrel” spending?
I’ve seen this video before – it really is funny! While we can laugh at it because it’s all to familiar (either in our homes or in the homes we grew up in) it also communicates something about us parents that I think we have to be careful about (especially when it’s all crammed into 2 minutes and 55 seconds).
Don’t let yourself develop a bad attitude about your kids!
It absolutely kills me when I hear parents say stuff like, “I can’t wait until they are out of the house!” or “Just wait until YOU have teens!” I know, I know – there are difficulties in every stage and at times it can be very irritating and frustrating. But that’s what we signed up for when we became parents! That’s the heroic part of our jobs! We get to take these immature and flawed individuals and raise them to be better – raise them to be Godly. I wonder sometimes, why parents don’t understand that when their kids have bad attitudes toward them as parents, it’s often a reflection of the attitude the parents have toward the kids????? God says kids are a blessing (and they are). Yet many parents often think of them and treat them like a FILL IN THE BLANK (bother, curse, irritation, aggravation, problem, necessary evil, etc.).
Now that I’ve gotten all of that out of my system. Have a good time laughing at this video…