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Jonah's Escape Room Strategy Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Jonah's Escape Room Strategy

No escape from the call of God.

At a Glance

Digital kidnappers are taking over personal computers through programs called "ransomware," and are demanding money in order to release Escape Rooms are the latest group gaming and team-building craze. Game designers develop crazy scenarios that force a team of people to work together in gathering clues so that they can find the exit before time runs out. In this week's text, Jonah tries to escape a nightmare scenario of his own but discovers there's no escape from the call of God.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Take a Hike," January 23, 1994, at

It's a scenario straight out of a horror movie. You have been kidnapped and blindfolded. After some jostling and being moved from place to place, you finally rip off the blindfold and discover that you have been locked in a room with 10 other people. No, wait, there's an 11th "person" -- a zombie chained to the wall.

A voice over an intercom tells you that there is a key hidden...

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