The Slant Route: A Football Metaphor for Life

Lots of people are great at going full-blown radical to pursue a life that matters. Shane Claiborne, for example, or John the Baptist.

I’m not there yet.

I care about farmers and organic food, but my favorite flavor of ice cream is made from mostly fake things. I have reservations about the NFL, but I love the Green Bay Packers so much that one time I watched a playoff game in Spanish because I was in the Dominican Republic and that was my only option. (It was awesome.) I want to invest time in things that matter, but I also want to watch This Is Us and American Ninja Warrior and The Great British Baking Show.

I want to be the redeemed person I’m slowly becoming. I also want to be the regular person I already am. And I’m more and more convinced that those two people are actually one and the same.

Enter: the slant route.

Things we talk about here

popcorn

the Packers

friend-families

big questions

small questions

what’s for dinner

Olive the dog

olives the food

holidays

fear

career (?)

the internet

Thoughts from wise people

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