The gospel according to fandom

If you’ve read any of my past posts, you know that I’m a fan of a lot of things. I’m a huge nerd and when I love something, I love it. I watched all eight Harry Potter movies in a day and a half. I watch entire seasons of TV shows in a day and I’ve watched the entirety of the Doctor Who continuation three times. I own every season of The Office, Friends, and Community. I have a Pinterest account and 80% of the things I pin are about something that I seriously nerd out about (the other 20% is recipes for desserts with a lot of chocolate). And that nerdiness has begun to seep into my relationships. I’ve convinced many a person to watch Community and I recently got one of my friends to enter into the Doctor Who fandom (ok, so she’s just going to watch it, but nine times out of ten that results in fandom). Some may say I’m suffering from a nerd addiction, but I’m loving every minute of it.

But here’s the thing, I wish it were as easy to convince someone of the gospel as it is to convince them to watch a television show or read a book series. Maybe it is, but I just don’t put as much effort into it, which is an awful thought. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recommended a TV show, movie, band, or book to someone. It happens at least once on most days. It comes so naturally to me, and I’m sure many others, to share the things they love with the people they love. So why is it so hard to tell someone about Jesus? I mean, He’s so much better than any story I could recommend to someone, but I find myself telling people about Him less and less. The gospel is something that I love immensely, so why am I so hesitant to share it with the people I love?

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Of the nerds, by the nerds, for the nerds

What is your dream job and why?

This is going to seem weird seeing as I’m currently in school to become a teacher, but I would love to be head writer for a comedy series. I almost said, “This is going to be surprising,” but I realized that wouldn’t be surprising at all. Let’s be honest, I’m hilarious. Plus, I love television more than the average American. But I don’t like any of those Kardashian shows or the jillions of talent competitions. I like smart shows with substance. I’ve recently become fascinated with the production of TV. I watch episodes on DVD with the audio commentary. I’m a nerd. One of my favorite shows is Community. It’s a show for nerds like me written by nerds. I want to make a show like that.