Church Experience #39 – October 5, 2011
The Well – Hixson First Baptist Church – Hixson, TN
Facebook, Football, and Church
A weird thing happened late at night on Tuesday (or actually early in the morning on Wednesday) of last week. Just after midnight I was hanging out at home evaluating what went wrong with my latest fantasy football defeat (after starting the season 2-4 I may get some retribution this week against my wife) and before calling it a night, I took one last glance at Facebook and noticed a new post on the ChurchSurfer Page. It was from “The Well” and it read, “We would like to invite you to our launch tomorrow night at Hixson First Baptist starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there.” What are you people thinking? I only agreed to go to church once a week this year on Sundays (and a Saturday at a Seventh Day Adventist Church). I never said anything about weekday services. Gosh! And why would anyone think that I would be interested in a launch service? And why would there be a service at a Baptist church called The Well? And now that I’m interested, why would someone invite me to something without giving me any details like it was some kind of cool mysterious church thing that was going to happen? OK, OK, you got me! Not to mention we were planning on going to the Tennessee vs. Georgia game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville (thanks again for the tickets Chip & Carol) that just so happened to be a Saturday night game and this would prevent me from looking like a zombie in church on Sunday morning after getting home around 2:00 a.m. And by the way, Jesus is my life, Christianity is my faith, and Tennessee Volunteer football is my religion (I’m pretty sure I just lost a lot of readers with that statement, for multiple reasons). Now back to The Well…so I got this odd Facebook invitation after midnight on the night before the launch service. Sounds interesting, don’t you think? Well, here is how it went…
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