2008 Bracket Challenge – Champions

This year, I was a part of four online bracket challenges for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. I want to pass on congratulations to the winners:

Congratulations to all! Annie, I am looking forward to having breakfast with you as the winner of the N-R Pastorate Challenge.

Davidson vs. Kansas – the journey

My wife and I really enjoy watching college basketball. This lead to a dilemma last Sunday night. I was leading the 5:00 PM worship service and she was on duty at the church as well. This meant that we were going to miss the Davidson / KU basketball game. However, we taped it on our DVR and were planning on watching the game when we got back.

Nicole was adamant about not finding out who won until we watched the game ourselves. I did not find out the final score, but did not mind finding out who had won. I found out that KU won, but did not know the final score.

When we got home we watched the game from beginning to end. Here is the amazing thing – even though I knew the destination, the journey was really fun. It was a great game and knowing the final outcome did not spoil the excitement of watching each play.

I believe that this is like our Christian journey – We may have a picture of the ultimate outcome (God wins) but that does not take away from the journey of becoming a deeply committed Christian.

Methodist Bloggers Bracket Challenge – Your Invitation

I invite you to join the Methodist Bloggers online NCAA March Madness bracket group! (This group is open to all United Methodists who blog.) To accept this invitation and join the group, click the link below (or cut and paste the link into your browser’s address bar). You’ll be asked to enter the group’s password before you can join. The group password is included below.

http://methodistbloggers.mayhem.sportsline.com/e

Our Group password is: johnwesley

There are only a few days left to finish your brackets. As well as creating a bracket, I invite you to share the invitation with other Methodist bloggers. You might:

  • Call your friends in the conference.
  • Email the bishop (Does your bishop blog?)
  • Post an invitation on your blog.

One last thing…
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!