We kicked off perhaps our most popular series, God At The Movies on Mother’s day this weekend with a film in which the hero is a heroine.
The best thing about the weekend for me was seeing that you Journey peeps are inviting your rear-ends off! I met so many new people in addition to all the mom’s who had people there as their gift (you know the ol’ – “all I really want for mother’s day is for you to come to church with me).
Speaking of mother’s day, I want to say “thanks” to all the moms of Journey for their high “get it” factor and their amazing spiritual IQ. If it’s true that mother’s day is a huge bring day (and it is) then it stands to reason that a good chunk of those people coming with moms, wives and girlfriends are male. Based on that, we’ve taken the approach that we need to put a service together with them in mind. Yes, we honor moms, but the whole service isn’t a “mom service”.
This year of course it worked out perfectly, this movie’s is a great mom movie, but it’s a football story and has great male characters as well as cameos by famous football coaches. It ends with footage of the 2009 NFL draft – I mean, COME ON!
But the message is powerful. I loved the contrast between religious nice cultural “Christianity” and the place of authenticity that went through “the least of these” that God had this family on. Thanks Hollywood for thinking of us here at Journey. Start working on something for next year now.
Our worship has clearly been at another level the last few weeks. It seems like Jason and his team are picking songs with instant traction. This weekend we introduced “Our God” by Chris Tomlin. WOW!
Julia did a great job on “Everybody” by Ingrid Michaelson with the pics of Mom’s and their kids that our crack photo team had been taking over the last few weeks. It’s fun to see yourself on the big screen.
My Lakers swept the Jazz last night, so I have plenty of time this week to watch The Hurt Locker over & over. Yikes!