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Letters from the week of 25 — 31 July 2016

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Can't Catch 'em All

Your great editorial last week that reminds us that what transfixes the world, no matter how bizarre, in this case, Pokemon, is of concern to the incarnational Church.
My daughter and son-in-law went missing two weeks ago looking for ...what every they are...avatars or Pokiepersons!
I had made scones and jam and Granddaughter loved them.
So was glad her Dad was off looking for Pokies...more time for me to love my darling
just want to know how to make our Church a Pokey place

BUT love GFS...their motto is Bear One Another's Burdens (Galatians 6:2). A great message to every Christian.

Stephen Clark
St Mary Magdalene's, Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia
25 July 2016

Ed: As of now, Niantic, who makes Pokemon Go is not taking suggestions for Pokestops. Check this link to find out when they may start accepting them!!

Having sent the Pokestop link to my clergy, you should nevertheless know that several of our churches have embraced the game.

The point of an opt-out is that it allows for an opt-in, instead of people being dragged into an activity. It is certainly getting people outside to play. What other video game has succeeded in doing that?

And yes, "it's always something." It is my favorite saying of the late Gilda Radner.


Bishop Pierre Whalon
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Paris, France; Province II
31 July 2016


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