Other Gods Before Me....
I am not always myself.
There are times when I am almost good. When I put others' needs first. When I seek God's will, and actually look for opportunities to share His love. I can be caring, giving, loving, and many other New Testament adjectives.
But I'm not always like this, because there are times when I am crazy. Times when I won't let people over in traffic because of their bumper stickers. Times when I make wild judgments about people based on their t-shirts. Times when I say and think things that would appall me were I myself. Times when the needs of others drift to the deepest recesses of my dark mind. This time is called college football season.
This fall I begin work on my second book. It is a look at faith and fanaticism in the Southeastern Conference. I will spend a football weekend with rabid, Christian fans from each of the twelve SEC schools, trying to learn how they balance passion for their team with devotion to their God.
So I'm looking for people. People like me who know the joy of serving others in Christ, but also know the joy of unleashing Old Testament wrath on their rivals. I hope to either learn from them, or learn that I am not alone.
Check out the blog if you will, and if you know of a fan who might be a good fit for my project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Chad