As always, watching young kids sweat it out under the lights (remember this wonderful experience?) is entertaining. I got to see some of it but the empathetic stress is not what I need during my day. I'm a light-weight, I know.
But there was a winner! A very deserving 13 year old girl named Kavya Shivashankar.
Do you know what the word was she spelled correctly to take home 40,000 dollars and a nice big trophy?
Familiar? Vaguely familiar? 13 Year old girl smarter than you? She's smarter than me. But I recognized the word. Who knew!? Well, I knew it was one of the Churches in Revelation who received a letter (Chapter 3) but I didn't know the word had its own meaning! It means lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion.
Kinda like doubting Thomas going down in history as a big worry wort, the Church of Laodicea will always be remembered as a bunch of lukewarm Christians.
Awesome. Be apathetic enough as a body of believers and 2000 years later some kid at the Scripps Spelling Bee is going to win the competition on the correct spelling of the word...
METHODIST - noun 1.) A person who is lukewarm or indifferent, esp. in religion.
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