"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saw Game 7 from Stratton Edwards' apartment in D.C., yelling and screaming more than probably anyone else in the D.C. area. Talked to Joe Chambers after, who was nearly apoplectic with joy and then IM'd with Lesley and with Hopie (who actually got to go to the game). Five of us in four cities all celebrating the same thing: The Cardinals in the World Series!
It's really a no-lose situation. Either the Cardinals win, which will be wonderful ... or the Red Sox win and break the curse -- and people like my great friend Manny, who have been lifelong Red Sox fans and have experienced cross theology from a baseball perspective more often than anyone should, will be in heaven. So even if the Cards lose, I can be happy for the Red Sox (at least I say that now). I hope it goes seven.
Catching up with Stratton has been great. He's staffing for a Congressman from Oklahoma and going to school for his master's three nights a week. Tomorrow it's off to Atlanta for the national church's young adult ministry conference.
Keep the ECM fall breakers in your prayers ... they're in Nashville right now working with the amazing community of women at Magdalene House.
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."