The Advent of the Nerd
Happy Advent, everyone! Advent is the season that we have before the Christmas season. Not only that, it's one of my very favorite seasons in the Christian calendar. What's not to love about intentionally thinking about how we can filled with hope, peace, joy, and love as an act of anticipation for Jesus to be born again with the Christmas Nativity?
Even better, this year we have produced and distributed our first ever Advent devotional. If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet, please check out our website and get a copy for yourself. We are doing something super interesting with it.
Every Sunday, I have written a blog centered around the theme for that week. Then every day Monday through Friday will have a video-based devotion about a video-game, anime, manga, or other nerdy character. Finally, on Saturdays the guidebook will provide a series of themed Sabbath exercises for participants to engage in.
I'm incredibly proud of the hard work put into this guidebook and devotional series and would love to invite all of you to participate in it, as well. I am hopeful that this method of scriptural delivery will be a beacon for the future of what worship looks like at Checkpoint Church and your feedback would be incredibly beneficial.
You would be amazed at the things we have learned already from two days with these beloved characters and the scriptures. God has great things in store for nerds, geeks, and gamers!
God loves you. I love you. You matter. Be boldly blessed.