#advent2012 blog 5- the mission ball

He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

at the site I follow for the advent readings carries and advert for The Mission ball, according to the website…

“What is The Mission Ball?
The Mission Ball is simply a soccer ball covered with Biblical text. It includes the 10 Commandments, God’s simple plan of Salvation, and selected Scripture. ”

I don’t know why this is surpirse to me. On wednesday I saw a man wearing an evangelical sandwich board around glasgow city centre. why would someone have thought printint the bible on a football was a great missional idea. perhaps the big idea is half time bible ball studies.

I dont like it.
I don’t get how printing the bible on something which is kicked, sat on and left to deflate in the garden is the way to bring Jesus to all the peeps of the world. But I could be wrong.

Day 5s moment of Christmas music zen.
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Christmas At Ground Zero