Saturday, February 06, 2010

Anti-Superbowl Activities

As is part of the revered custom of the Constructive Curmudgeon, I once again offer my list of things to do besides watch the Superbowl, since football is evil, unedifying, and an utter waste of time and money. (See my essay on this posted above.)

1. Anything legal or moral.
2. Write a prisoner.
3. Pray for a prisoner.
4. Consider your mortality in light of Ecclesiastes 11-12.
5. Read a book in the Bible you typically dislike or cannot understand.
6. Exercise (while not watching TV).
7. Write a letter to someone you are out of touch with.
8. Take a nap.
9. Listen to rich, contemplative, and engaging music. Do nothing else while you do so. Kenny G and all "smooth jazz" is, of course, off that list.
10. Memorize several Bible verses.
11. Read chapters of Bible aloud unto the Lord.
12. Confess your sins to God.
13. Read a challenging book such as Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
14. Read an ultra-serious book like Purity of Heart by Kierkegaard.
15. Listen to any lecture by Os Guinness.

2 comments:

Jerry said...

16. Go to the store to buy food for "Buckets of Hope" for Haiti, thinking that everyone would be glued to their TV.

(Boy, was I wrong, the grocery stores were full of folks buying beer and snack foods. Mission accomplished, and soon 10 Haitian families will have food for a week.)

Paul said...

17. Hang out at Starbucks and pray for an opportunity to share your faith. If none comes in a reasonble time, go to the nearest downtown area and do street evangelism (albeit in a civil and Spirit-filled way).