What if we could do what we do online, offline?
What if instead of usernames, we just had names?
What if instead of posting comments, we just talked?
What if we dropped all the egos and the web traffic and the technorati rankings and the silly things that tend to tangle us up online?
What would that look like?
Could we worship loud?
Could we laugh at ourselves?
Could we give each other the gifts we didn’t even know we needed?
I think the answer is yes, which is why I’m excited about the Off the Blogs event in Atlanta on February 26th.
Not just because I love everything Catalyst puts on and the One Day event is going to be sick. Not just because Aaron Keyes is one of my favorite worship leaders or that Pete Wilson is fantastic and Carlos Whittaker is great and Anne Jackson is awesome. All of that is abundantly true. But the real reason I’m excited about the Off the Blogs event is that God is doing some really weird, really beautiful, really funny things right now and the chance to celebrate that in a live setting is too fun to pass up.
Plus, I’m going to hand out a ton of Skittles and I’ve already broken the attendance record of my last event, which was two, because my parents are coming and so is my wife.
I’ll talk about it more in the weeks to come, but here are the details:
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 at Christian Church Buckhead.