Labour Day

Greg, the new senior pastor at the church I attend, observed yesterday that it’s funny how we celebrate Labour Day by doing no work. Sadly, that has not been the case for me so far, though I suppose it’s a good feeling to be productive. Or at least it will be until I start studying astronomy for one of my night classes…

Several months ago, I was invited to a party by an old friend from high school. She and I haven’t talked often during college, but I’d consider her a friend nonetheless, and April and I had a good time. I commented to this friend that the person I missed most from HS was Daniel, a guy who was in orchestra with us. He was also in Speech & Debate, and I considered us friends in high school. She told me that she’d seen him working at Barnes & Noble, so I determined to go there and try and catch up with him.

Well, I went to B&N, but it was nothing like I had expected. He didn’t seem particularly pleased to see me and the meeting was an altogether depressing one. He felt like his last 5 years had been all but wasted and that he was headed nowhere fast, and I imagine that my coming around with my fiancé and being relatively well-to-do didn’t help any. Regardless, we exchanged email addresses and April and I left.

Suffice it to say that I lost his email address. The napkin it was written on is not where I thought it was, and it has probably been thrown away for some time now. I’m somewhat disappointed, but I don’t think there was anywhere for our friendship to go after all this time. Hopefully he’ll contact me (he has my email address as well, after all), but it doesn’t look like we could pick up where we left off and I’m not sure that he wants to try. Who knows though, right? Maybe I’m being too pessimistic.

Had some people over to watch a movie last night, which was good times. In case you’re interested, we’re having an FnC Movie Night in a couple of weeks at the church. We’ll be watching The Last Temptation of Christ and there will be free food. Some discussion afterwards too. It’s a fantastic movie, so you should definitely check it out. (Click the link above for the sweet flier I made earlier! And by “sweet,” I mean “artistically challenged.”)

There’s a new essay on my site about the duality of the church, which also happens to be the topic I’ll be talking about on Tuesday night. If you’re free, come by the student lounge at First & Calvary Presbyterian (that big stone church on the NW corner of Missouri State campus). It’s in the basement and we kick it off at 8 p.m. with worship (I’m playing djembe this year!). If you do read the essay, don’t worry, you won’t be getting the exact same thing on Tuesday. We’re pretty discussion-focused, so whatever I have prepared often ends up on the backburner.

And if you’re not Christian, you should come anyways. You’ll have to deal with us worshiping, but the music’s pretty good regardless. We take a decidedly Christian viewpoint in the end, but we welcome all world views and encourage people to share their opinion, especially if it’s not a Christian one. We need to see all sides of a topic before we can make a decision on that topic, and we need to be challenged to push further if we are to understand something better.

We also, in case you weren’t aware, have a blog for the college ministry at http://fnccollege.blogsome.com. Brian and I have committed to writing twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, so check in those days for new articles and/or to leave/read a comment. Today’s entry is on taxes and the Pope’s upcoming statements about tax evasion.

April’s been playing WoW and just put a Gilmore Girls DVD in, so I might take a break. I’m not a big fan of Gilmore Girls, but it’s fun to laugh at. Not with. It’s a little too scripted for that. Have a fantastic day everyone.

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