"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us wthout end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
- C.S. Lewis
No sign of 2013 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene here as of yet. I hope they're expecting us. It would be pretty awkward to all show up and discover our reservation somehow got lost.
Well, I won't be at the convention or assembly as a delegate (which is something of a relief in a way) but I suspect that my wife and I will make the three hour drive over for at least a couple of days.
Just found out yesterday I am wanted at the General Assembly - ticket booked. I will be there. I hope I can catch up with some friends from Naznet. I'll be on the NTC - Brisbane Kiosk (Booth) and in a few regional caucuses. I'm now excited about GA. Wow - how subjective is that.
...just my $.02.
Yesterday I ordered my train tickets to take me from Whitefish, MT to Indianapolis and back. So it looks like I'm committed! My train arrives late night on Tuesday of convention week, and I leave early morning the following Monday. Looking forward to it! This is many firsts for me: My first time taking a train cross country, my first time being to Indianapolis, and my first time being at the Global Conventions / General Assembly.
Rob Bell, Love WinsSo when the gospel is diminished to a question of whether or not a person will “get into heaven,” that reduces the good news to a ticket, a way to get past the bouncer and into the club. The good news is better than that.
I've just finished plotting out our road trip. 2300 miles round trip, including stops in Toronto, Detroit, and Queens, NY (for Blue Jays, Tigers, and Mets games, respectively).
The good news is that we just traded our car... and our new car is getting about 38MPG! (about 10MPG better than our old car.)
We'll head out on Sunday afternoon, and arrive in Indy on Wednesday... we'll leave Indy on the following Thursday, and arrive home on Saturday.
After Roland's good news, I look again into maybe coming out for a few days. My parents will be there, so I can crash in their hotel room. Right now, there is a round trip ticket from Philly to Indy for $160. That's less than gas would cost. We'll see if it comes together.
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