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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

God or Girls?

I'll be watching. Seems I heard about this series some time ago and that the spin would actually be a good one. The best thing going, I'm going to bet, is that these men are JPII formed.

The four are a varied bunch. There's Joe Adair, a 28-year-old procrastinator from Ohio who has already been in the seminary twice but can't decide about a lifelong commitment, particularly when there's a warm and attractive girl who could be waiting for him in Germany. He's so infuriatingly indecisive, however, you may just want to shake your television set.
There's Steve Horvath, a 25-year-old Virginian who chucked his lucrative consulting job, luxury home and girlfriend to become a campus missionary at the University of Nebraska. Steve is probably the most emotional of the four, his quivering sensitivity coming to the fore when he reluctantly accepts the challenge to go solo to Guatemala, where his worries range from the crime rate to his lack of Spanish. (Never mind that he'd be accompanied by a camera crew.)

The 24-year-old Mike Lechniak from Scranton, Pa., felt a calling at age 17, but has such a natural rapport with sympathetic girlfriend Aly that it's clear why he's highly conflicted.

And finally there's Dan DeMatte, a 21-year-old Ohio Dominican University student with an obvious talent for youth ministry who lives with nine other celibate young men in a house they call "Fort Zion." His relationship with girlfriend Amber is as amiable as Mike's is with Aly. The tug between collar and wedding ring promised by the title seems most vivid with Mike and Dan. (CNS)

Should be interesting.


Anonymous Christina said...

I saw 3 of the 4 guys interviewed on the today show and it looks really interesting. I loved what they had to say on the Today Show, on Monday. I think I'll watch to be encouraged and energized by willingness to seek God's will for their lives.

good stuff.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

I'll be watching, too. And probably every guy at my seminary. We'll be hoping against hope that the show is a good one, and that it doesn't misrepresent our own sacrifices, because in a way, as far as the larger public is concerned, these 4 guys will be stand-ins for all of us who are discerning.

Just added you to my blog roll.

9:43 AM  

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