Not really – I) didnt lose my phone- I just wanted to play with the add for this cool phone/gaming machine (Nokia N-Gage. But it is true that I am also giving some thought to the idea that it is funner to have a play machine that is useful than having a functional machine that plays games.
Related is the same mindset about church:
It might be better to have a party that is redemptive than having a boring service that has moments of drama/fun. More on this later. Its really important. Many of my friends start with a “service” that is, in its kernal, BORING and then try to add the fun element. But house church people start with a party in the living room – that is indeed fun and relational, and make the party work, make it useful, add purpsose and direction to the party.
If church is a party . . . well, as i said, more later . . .