Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Window into weird

Just fyi, this is the kind of thing that happens when you work with college students.

I was talking the other day about ordering pizza for our debate viewing we did this past Monday night.  I was also thinking about eating popcorn, and said "we could eat [something, something]...".  Obviously, it was just a confused sentence, and I moved on.  But these two ladies (Hannah and Mary) took me literally, and brought some "popcorn pizza".

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Masculinity is not* about guns

However...they are fun...

ManZilla, our fall Men's event, was the other weekend, the day after the relationships panel.  We went to my uncles and shot some guns for a couple hours, then spent a couple hours on other various competitions.  I spent and hour and a half teaching about pornography and related issues for men.  It is never a terribly comfortable topic, but it's a massively important and urgent one for men to talk about.

A couple of the guys spend some extra time smoking meat throughout the afternoon, then the guys all prepared the place and served all the ladies supper in the evening.   We played games until late into the night together.  It was a great (and full) day!


We just finished our first annual"Relationships Panel", in which we had three married couples briefly share their dating-married experience, then do Q&A for nearly two hours. 

It went off with a bang, we packed the parlor (in the church) with 30-40 students, and the time was very clearly a helpful time.   We split off into guy/gal groups separately, the husbands sharing with one and the wives with the other, then switching the husband/wife location, speaking to the opposite gender.  It went really well, and has caused some continued serious discussion and exploration of what it means to "date", how marriage works, etc.

There are always* relationship questions in college aged' minds.   They have a perennial need for wisdom, for they don't start with very much in this area, no thanks for our cultural confusion surrounding man/woman and what God calls us to.

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