Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I'm trying so hard to not be critical...

but there comes a point when you just have to say something... Maybe I won't comment...instead, I'll let you say whatever you want to say with only one caveat -- remember the whole speck/log in the eye thing. So here it is...Christian marketing run amok:

Yes, you see it right Your Best Life Now: The Game.

Dan L. -- I want to hear the Bishop's response!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, if you don't win the game, does that mean you are a loser in life?

brutal.

and I thought getting picked last in kickball was harsh.

Eric T. said...

dude, i have to link to this... but i didn't want to link to amazon where you could actually purchase it.

http://www.twbookmark.com/books/25/0446699144/index.html

i saw it at b&n this weekend.

at least if you lose at the game you can spend the rest of the year trying to get back on joel's good side.

...every day.

Anonymous said...

Charlie, if you haven't read the September article in Time magazine about joel's "Gospel of Wealth", you really should. You probably have as you seem to be well read, but if anybody else hasn't read it, it is an interesting enough read.

Dan Luebcke said...

CKD - I am so glad you found this board game. I've been reading the New Testament with my five year old and three year old and we came across these verses in Luke 9:23-24
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it."

We then came to Paul's words to the Romans in chapter 8, verse 17, "Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."

So I am thinking about how I can make these verses come alive..you know...so my kids can have there best life now...and then I read this blog!

I've got it! Your Best Life Now - the game! We can sit around as a family and not just talk about these verses, but we can actually play a game that will lead my kids down the path these verses are calling us to follow! NO WAY!

Jesus didn't die for your best life now, he died for your best life never...on this earth, but with Him in eternity! Jesus didn't die so we could be happy. He was born to die as a sacrifice and I want to strive for that in life.

Denying self, taking up your cross, sharing in his sufferings...

This isn't a prescription for your best life now, it's a prescription to prepare you for your best life never on this earth. It's a prescription to quit making the story about us and shine a light on the Author of the story! It's about leveraging our lives for Him...living out in front of our kids denial of self, sacrifice, and embracing suffering!

I wonder how this game makes taking your cross up come alive?


Joel's gone to a new level too Charlie - the pulpit has his initials!

Whose the story about Joel?