In this slightly different take on the To The Point newsletter, it felt needed to speak into the gaming space with a word of truth and peace. I have just seen another article on Cyberpunk 2077 not living up to it's preparation. Did you know this game has bugs? Truly shocking. Really insider information. Even my wife has heard of the apparent failure of a game that has sucked up 75 hours of my life and counting. Some of these complaints are obviously legitimate. It seems that
Creator of All Things, You were there when the world began. You were there when we messed it up. You were there when Christ died to forgive. Despite all that You create, I find a way to mess it up again. I find a way to find fault in Your works. I find a way to hate those that You made. Remind me of the gift of human creation. Remind me that nothing is owed, only offered. Remind me that everything is wanted, nothing is needed, Except for the all-sufficient nourishment from Je
I want to know you. Like really know you. Whenever I first started to figure what this whole calling to plant a 'church for nerds, geeks, and gamers' was all about, I only knew one thing: I love these people. And I wanted my fellow nerds to know the love of Jesus that I have been so blessed to experience. So let's set aside all of the other stuff - meetings, events, Twitch, Discord - and let me just come right out and say it. I want to know you. I want to know what you love.
Last week, I shared that our 'word of the year' here at Checkpoint was 'together.' If I had to pick a safe runner-up, it would be 'innovative.' Or maybe that's too strong of a positive term. Perhaps 'experimental' would be a bit more apropos? If you've been in our community since day one, then you've seen your fair share of experiments. Flops, failures, successes, etc. - we've not been shy with grand ventures. This year, we are doubling down on that bold claim. Maybe you've a
A helpful way to start out a new year is with a single word that will define the mindset for the year ahead. The word that I am hoping will define 2021 for us here at Checkpoint Church is this: together. When we really take a step back and look at what the real purpose behind the church is, this is the greatest goal that we can hope to possibly achieve. We have been working for the past six months at building some relationships, getting our name out there, crafting a professi