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Place Hacking Matthew 28:16-20

Place Hacking

Jesus calls us to get out into the world.

At a Glance

Some urban explorers are boldly gaining unauthorized access to parts of cities that few, if any, people have ever seen. Jesus' disciples are called to also boldly go where no one has gone before.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, "Sleep Loose," June 2, 1996, at

In about a month we'll be celebrating the 45th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon -- a real life example of the old Star Trek invitation to "boldly go where no one has gone before." Since then, however, we've not been boldly going much of anywhere else in terms of human exploration. Sure, we're sending probes to other planets and mapping the human genome, but finding real adventure in places where few or no humans have been before is elusive.

Then again, maybe it's not that there aren't places left to explore; it's just that we have to be a bit more creative, and even aggressive, in finding them. Sometimes, those out-of-the-way places...

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