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What ‘The Island Game’ reveals about your thinking

The lifting of coronavirus restrictions over the summer months has made church life feel refreshingly more normal.

Comment Rachel Jones
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An uninhabited Island in Baa Atoll, Maldives | photo: Hoodh Ahmed on Unsplash

Singing is back. Sunday school is back. Perhaps you’ve even been the happy recipient of that greatest of golden tickets – the invitation to Sunday lunch. That said, if you’ve spent the last 18 months munching through the entire contents of Netflix, it’s possible that your conversational skills are a little rusty. What was it that people used to talk about? But fear not. Here to save you from stilted small talk, let me introduce you to a favourite conversational pastime that I like to call The Island Game. The scenario you pose as you pass the roasted spuds across the dinner table is this: you’re going to be stranded on a desert island for a year (maybe two). You will be rescued, but you need to survive until you are. You can take five fellow church members with you. Who are you going to pick?