Western Oregon Sara Tucholsky hit her first career home run with the help from Central Washington. She wrecked her knee running back to 1st as she missed it initially.  The Umpire ruled that if she didn’t run the bases by herself, the home run wouldn’t count.  If her teammates touched her, it would be void.

The opposing team saw her pain and did the unexpected, led by Mallory Holtmann, they picked her up and helped her touch each base.

Central Washington lost the game, 4-2.  Sportsmanship at its best.

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Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “Cape Town 2010: What about suburbia?”

  1. Great and painful truth……. “the UK suburbia is full of apathy and confusion.” Hoping like you, there’s some thinking, solutions and ministry energy given to suburbia in the months and years to come…..

  2. I so agree. I live in suburbia and feel the same tension. My family did better on the mission field in suburban France than we do in the United States. Perhaps it should simply be a clarion call back to the true ministry of hospitality.

  3. JD – Thanks – certainly it’s a key issue for the UK

    Mary – I think hospitality would be a contributing help, but I think there’s something bigger about the church working out how community is done in the 21st century, and then leading Christians in that.

  4. great question chris. i live in suburbia too and the students i work with are all of course suburban. i think we’ve got a ton of potential in the suburbs. for our context specifically, it deals very affluent families, very well educated people, and a high degree of achievement. just with those three ideas – we are sitting on a ton of potential with students to make an impact. that’s part of why i’m motivated to catalyze students here.

    i know two other guys that have done some good thinking with regard to a theology of the suburbs:
    todd hiestand has done some writing on this
    http://www.toddhiestand.com/10-ideas-for-living-missionally-in-the-suburbs/10/

    steve mckoy :
    http://www.stevekmccoy.com/reformissionary/suburbexurb/

    great question.

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