June 22, 2009

Church Experiment #25: Jesus Christ University

I debated for a long time what to do this week. I never actually considered quitting the experiment. Last week, I said I wanted to quit, but that was just a feeling. I committed to 52 churches in 52 weeks, and I don’t believe it’s right to quit just because something gets difficult.

Whatever I decided to do had to qualify as “church” in my mind. Since I am in the Outer Banks all week, I tried to convince myself sitting on the beach with my Bible was church. And maybe it is, but my brain wasn’t buying it.

There are a few dozen churches around the Outer Banks, but nothing stood out. I never did find that elusive church service on the beach. I had no idea what I was going to do until we were driving along Friday night and I noticed a sign that read, “Jesus Christ University.”

Saaaaaaaaay whaaaaaaaaat?

I bet the frat parties there are laaaaaame.

I was intrigued, so when we got home, I did a quick Google search and realized Jesus Christ University wasn’t actually a college; it was a church.


I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit a church that came up with a name like Jesus Christ University.

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