I loved a lot of things about this story, especially the multiple layers of revelation among those who participated, how people's gifts flourished, how putting into practice a simple discipline yeilded a harvest of Kingdom life, and how folks not only transformed individually but their community transformed, too. And I particularly loved the pastor's wise response to this question:
Throckmorton is asked all the time if the talent challenge will become an annual event, but he is doubtful. It was a special time and a special idea, he says, and he is not sure it could be re-created or relived.
Anyway, I thought a wonderful piece--I hope you enjoy it.
(Image: Woodcut from Historiae celebriores Veteris Testamenti Iconibus representatae. 1712 via Wikipedia)