Thursday, January 31, 2008

Of Narnia and the Super Bowl

The big event is Sunday night, actually two big events. You know what they are - worship and the presentation of C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.

Following the evening service, beginning at 8:00 in Fellowship Hall, Dr. Michael Ward from Cambridge University, will present "The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God: C. S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets." Dr. Ward has published a new book entitled Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis. Phil Ryken is quite enthused about it. Click here for the author's website.

Now, a word about a third lesser event - the Super Bowl. How can a Philadelphia sports fan countenance watching this year's game? It is a lose-lose event. On the one hand are the Patriots, the football equivalent of the Evil Empire who relentlessly squashes every opponent with smugness. Their yearly ride at the top only exposes what we have poorly imitated. Then we have the Giants - the Giants! Please remember that they rank only behind the Cowboys in being our arch-rivals. If they win, will we need yet another reminder of how all the other Eastern Conference teams have won at least three Super Bowls to our zero? Do we need for New York to have yet another reason to snub their noses at us? Really, the new mayor ought to order all broadcasts of the game to be shutdown in the city.


Blogger C.Brubaker said...

Feeling a little strongly about this are we??!! lol !!! Really the best thing about the Superbowl these days is the ONE good ad that some amazing creative person ( or group) has developed...and we'll see that again sometime I am sure. Oh well...doesn't matter really...we'll all be at the Narnia talk with you Marion...
....will there be snacks??? !!

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