1. Would you ever/have you ever stood in line for something--tickets, good deals on electronics, Tickle Me Elmo? I’ve stood in many a line to buy movie tickets, the last of which was Star Wars: Phantom Menance. Some time after that, I got the clue about buying online, heh.(Image: by loumurphy at flickr; some rights reserved)
2. Do you enjoy shopping as a recreational activity? Only if I don’t need anything. If I need something specific, then it becomes a chore because I can’t buy the item if I don’t find the best deal. A habbit built during our graduate school days. And in recent years, augmented by ruminating on how to treat my stuff.
3. Your favorite place to browse without necessarily buying anything. Kirklands. And the local art gallery. Okay, I admit it: Walmart, too.
4. Gift cards: handy gifts for the loved one who has everything, or cold impersonal symbol of all that is wrong in our culture? How about easy out for gifts for teenagers who won’t like anything you buy them anyway. Heh.
5. Discuss the spiritual and theological issues inherent in people coming to blows over a Playstation 3. Oiy.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17