John 1.48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” [nkjv]
In 1992, British television producer Charlie Parsons came up with an idea for a TV show which would totally change the way we view television forever. The concept was quite simple; take a group of strangers, place them in a hostile environment, split them into tribes and give them tasks to complete which would stretch them to the limit. If that wasn’t enough, each person was given the ability to vote off fellow contestants which opened the door to lies, backstabbing, scheming, and alliances, all in attempt to eliminate the competition and walk away the winner. The show was called Survivor, but I call it high school.
In my day, your survival at high school was determined by forming the right alliance with the right ‘tribe’. Those with athletic ability ruled the school. This was particularly bad for me as I had no athletic ability whatsoever.
Now matter how hard I tried (and I did), I just didn’t have the sport gene anywhere in my body. I remember playing football one day and someone mistakenly... read more