Relaunching The Church
Back in July Catriona and I spent a week with our daughter Ruth and son-in-law Matt in Edinburgh.
I became aware of something during our trip to Edinburgh that stirred me to thinking about what could be its prophetic application. I actually have our son-in-law Matt to thank for this one.
I don’t know about you, but in my mind the stereotypical picture of a person who is into playing computer games in a big way is one of a geeky someone tucked away in a bedroom with a computer and locked into their own private world where the vast majority of their human interaction, if they have any, is with fellow gamers.
But I discovered in July that a new technological craze had emerged that was moving game-players out of their cosy little cocoons and sending them out into the real world to pursue their passion. It’s called Pokemon Go (you can watch a promo trailer here). The promo begins, “Imagine Pokemon in the real world…”
Pokemon Go is the revival and refreshing of an old theme but with a new emphasis on going and engaging in the real world.
It struck me, having spent a day in the company of a player of the game (Matt) and observing his interaction with other equally excited and motivated gamers out there in the real world as we went about our day, that there was a prophetic parallel to all the buzzing action.
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