General Ministry
Josh Griffin

I recently won the first round of a killer contest sponsored by Sony – its called the X10 Blogger Contest. It was a huge deal to be selected as a finalist, and now the final 10 of us are competing for some cash, more Sony products and a trip to 2 to the World Cup in South Africa next month. I realize it is still a long shot, but I’m excited for it to even be a possibility. Just for being a finalist I already got a copy of FIFA: World Cup, a PSPgo and the killer new phone from Sony: the X10!

But here’s the deal – I’m giving the phone away! I have a phone already (the HTC Snap, but I like to call it the HTC Suck) that is paid for by the church, so I can’t use Sony’s great new device anyhow. Sure I could sell it on eBay, but why not create a little online buzz and give it away to one of my loyal readers? And I’ll do one better than that – you don’t even have to be a loyal reader – just leave any comment on this blog post to have a shot at taking it home. I’ll just pick one at random and then give you the phone as a free gift.

The Sony Xperia x10 phone (see the latest reviews here) really looks super – huge screen, Google’s Android operating system, an 8.1MP phone (my favorite part), face recognition, and all the bells and whistles that tie into social networks. Super slick stuff, wish I could keep it but my loss is your gain. You’ve got 24 hours! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow around noon (PST). Thanks for reading MoreThanDodgeball.com!


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While I was at the Sony Style store I learned about the X10 Blogger Contest. As a finalist, Sony provided me with a free Sony Ericsson X10 phone and a PSPgo and FIFA Soccer 10 game in connection with my participation in the Sony Ericsson/Sony Style X10 Blogger Contest, which requires me to blog about Sony and/or Sony Ericsson Products.


  • Jesse says:

    I am extremely jealous of the size of your….gamerscore. :) Good luck with the world cup tickets!

  • Matt says:

    Love your blog Josh.

  • Chuck Aden says:

    Hey Josh–I would love the chance to win the phone!!

  • Justin Lefto says:

    You generosity is only exceeded by my desire to get something quality for free. Something I may have learned from you.

  • joseph says:

    hoping that i win…
    btw, i was watching a video on how to do a light saber effect and your fansite got a shout out

  • Jeremy says:


  • Mark says:

    Wahoo! Free things!

  • Josh Treece says:

    Sign me up!

  • Marc C says:

    I’m ready to win the phone!

  • Chris says:

    Can I enter for both the phone and a ticket to the world cup?

  • Stephane says:

    I would like to sign up! :)

    Awesome blog btw!

  • Mike says:

    Yes, please!

  • bryan says:

    x10 looks sweet. It’s about time to replace the Zach Morris phone I have.

  • Tommy says:

    Thanks for sharing your insights and your phone.

  • Bob says:

    I was the in middle of writing this comment when Matt McGill interrupted me… oh well.

  • Jason Dignan says:

    pick me! pick me!

  • Peter Anderson says:

    Good luck Josh.

  • Mike Kell says:

    I had some really good sandwiches for dinner. They had Brie cheese which I have had before but not that often. I really enjoyed them. Maybe if I win, I will meet you at Boneheads… I don’t think they have Brie but they are still good.

  • scott says:

    Good luck in the Contest.

  • Tony Trainer says:

    Dude! Congrats on the phone. Hope you gte the WC tickets too. Man I need a new phone for my wife! Hers is ancient. Pick me, pick me!

  • Ryan Guard says:

    Congrats dude!
    Hope I win.

  • Justin says:

    Josh’s phone? Umm…yes! Good luck with the contest, buddy!

  • Kyle Wilke says:

    Goodluck in world cup tickets, sounds sweet. Android rules.

  • Rob Cunningham says:

    Josh, you have the awesomest blog in the entire world. And if I thought kissing up would help me win, I could write page after page singing the praises of the blog. And you. Even if you skipped out on one of the best Survivor seasons ever…

  • Roman Cid says:

    hahaha what a great story… blessings from Santo Domingo, D.R.

  • Derek Altom says:

    I am a loyal watcher of the podcast that you host weekly. One of the most influential books that I have read lately is “99 Thoughts for Youth Workers.” “More Than Dodgeball” is a daily visit for me. I thought that I would try and pluck a few heart strings to help influence your decision. God bless you dude and I hope that you choose me. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S.–The only reason that I will buy the new book that you and Doug wrote is because your name is on it!!!

  • Kenny says:

    please give the phone to one of these other outstanding individuals as I would rather see the phone stay intact than split between us

  • Jerry Varner says:

    Josh, wrap it in a TheForce.net t-shirt, pop it in one of those air cannons and launch it this way!

  • Aaron says:

    how ironic, i just threw my church paid “suckberry” into a pond.

  • Chuck says:

    How cool would it be to be able to share Jesus while at the world cup! Praying that you will be able to do both there. See some awesome soccer and share Jesus! Good Luck!

  • Lisa Schensted says:

    this phone is beautiful, and so are you for offering this contest. thanks for the giveaway!

    and grats on your selection as a finalist in the X10 Blogger contest! good luck! :)

  • Ryan says:

    Ok… hoping I win this. My phone is on it’s last leg…

  • Thomas Burnett says:

    Josh, I broke my phone yesterday. Which means, I could use it. Thanks!

  • Tim says:

    I like winning stuff!

  • Jerry Varner says:

    Josh, wrap that bad boy in a TheForce.net t-shirt, pop it in one of those air cannons, and launch it over here!

  • David Conlee says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to give that to one of my student ministry team members!

  • Austin says:

    So I’m stuck in a physical science class right now at my Bible college (Piedmont Baptist College) and I saw this post and was like “wow”! Would love a new phone cause the one I have now is lame! And since being in Bible college, don’t have much money! But yea would love to win! I totally wore your more than dodge ball shirt the other day!

  • Klint says:

    Sure, why not. Who wouldn’t love a new techie toy to play with?

  • Greg says:

    I sure could use a new phone…

  • Chris says:

    I don’t really like soccer, my phone works fine, but I, like you, like being on the front end of getting the latest “Stuff”…. and definitely can’t afford that on a youth workers’ wages. soo what do you say? You are saying there’s a chance.

  • Cameron Simony says:

    Well… I’m pretty sure I ran into you at church and almost fell over…but you saved my life….

  • Ben says:

    Can I call dibs?? 😛

  • Frank Nichols says:

    Ring ring. Hello, what’s that its Josh Griffin making my dreams come true by giving me a new phone! Yes, I’ll accept the collect call charges.

  • Rob Flin says:

    Le Jabba No Barter. HOLLA

  • Josh Galletta says:

    If the phone comes my way, you have a place to stay in Florida!

  • steve says:

    good luck & throw my name in the pot

  • Lantz Howard says:

    Thanks for the generosity…even if I don’t win.

  • Chris says:

    Not going to turn that offer down! Yay for random!

  • John Mulholland says:

    Pick me! And…I’m on the Inside Track Team…

  • Kyle says:

    Well done, and good luck with the finals. Here’s hoping that in a couple weeks you have another giveaway with free world cup tickets!

  • Todd says:

    I too have a phone that has a nickname that involves the word suck. I would LOVE to win the Sony phone. Though since I NEVER win anything…I won’t get my hopes up. I’m not really this depressing its just the cold medicine talking

  • Bobby Williams says:

    Josh, you’re quickly moving up my list of tech geeks that I love to follow. I’ve yet to really hear of the new Sony phone until today, and the glow from your blog drew me here. Me likey.

  • Josh Martin says:

    I have the iPhone but have a staff person who could use the phone, so here is my entry. Hope I get picked. They could really use it and I would get some awesome cool points as the world’s best youth pastor (well, second best).

  • Andy Disher says:

    Would love to win it.. just don’t know if it would work in Canada… ?? .. Count me in for the running though..

  • Shawn Michael Shoup says:

    Josh, I love your heart and passion for student ministry. I also appreciate your shared love for GADGETS! Whoo! ;D

  • Tony Roos says:

    Obligatory Comment to enter contest

  • Robb Gossen says:

    Josh, Love your blog and all the help you give to youth pastors. Looking forward to ordering LIVE as soon as the new budget year kicks in. Excited for what it will do. Keep it up

  • Jeff Hanson says:

    Josh, I feel like I saw a celebrity yesterday at D-land when I saw you. Love what you’re doing.

  • damon says:

    Jesse needs Jesus. We need to make t-shirts.

  • Matt says:

    Awesome! Good luck with the World Cup tickets.

  • Anthony Johnson says:

    No matter how long McGill grows his hair out you’ll still be cooler

  • Justin Joyner says:

    Look at your dedication to your readers… if only I’d win something for free in order to give it away to one of my 2 or 3 readers 😉 ha.

    But seriously, thanks for your dedication to your ministry and helping us with ours.

  • Chuck Hilman says:

    Looks like a pretty cool phone. I wonder how it compares to the Droid?

  • Paige says:

    Oh yes, I definitely want to be in the running for this. My phone just broke.

  • kyle morris says:

    Soccer is awesome

  • Elizabeth Ogle says:

    Josh, YOU are awesome.

  • Big Mike Lewis says:

    Hey Josh! Free Stuff is AWESOME!

  • Dave Marshall says:

    Josh, I live in Canada and we just got cell towers here! Can you believe it!! Would love a free phone to try them out:p

  • Kent B. says:

    HTC SUCK for life!! why not help another guy trapped by HTC out… :)

  • Kevin D says:

    I loathe my cr*p berry I mean blackberry, could use this right now!!!!

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  • Eric says:

    Hey Sony X10, my arms are wide open. Welcome home.

  • Stephanie says:

    Awesome…the HTC suck for you and a nice phone for one of your readers. :-)

  • Big Bro says:

    Hope you win the contest! wow!

  • Michael L says:

    Chose me! I’ve been thinking about an Android phone so this would be perfect! :-)

  • Gary says:

    Man, I hope you win it all, and I hope I win the phone.

  • Josh Vaughn says:

    This is an awesome giveaway… here’s hoping that I win!

  • William says:

    Oh Josh, pick me….please!

  • david morris says:

    Rocking the comment section so I can upgrade the phone without having to upgrade! Good luck!

  • Kenyatta Bush says:

    Looks like a very nice phone. I’m really interested in seeing more articles that engage African American youth and theology. I really like what many of the younger theologues are doing, but there seems to be a void that leaves me as well as the youth of my community in a precarious situation.

  • Jim says:

    best of luck informing the world through your blog

  • Chris says:

    Youth Pastors sticking together…..Josh, I need that phone, I want that phone….it needs me.

  • Rick Nier says:

    Wow, good luck to you….and to me.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks for a great blog…and pick me!

  • David Wanat says:

    I’m always game for free, hook me up Josh!

  • Jerrod Nunn says:

    For Free!!!! yes Please. Would be awesome!

  • Dan Colwin says:

    My phone sucks. Keeps dropping calls. Can’t justify spending money to buy a new one, so if you give me a free one, great. Oh, and LeaderTreks loves you Josh!

  • Dusty says:

    Thanks in advance!

  • Scott Guenther says:

    Free stuff? Of course, I’m in. Let this comment be my shot at being a winner, just like you are Josh!

  • Michael says:

    Free phone……good…..Griff winning and going to the World Cup….awesome.

  • Dustin says:

    glad you do a site that help us youth workers helps some time to see we are not going through it alone

  • Jenni says:

    I have a free ATT phone. I don’t know what I would do if I won that phone… It’d take hours to figure out. Maybe I would have my students help me figure it out! haha… (I sound like an old lady, but I’m only 25! haha)

  • Rich says:

    Still waiting to win one of these contests. :)

  • Eric Putman says:

    I want it!!!

  • Tim says:

    The church I pastor is not giving me a phone :-) So I guess this is my shot at a cool phone (actually I would give it to my wife anyways)

  • Phillip Amburgey says:

    Help me Josh Uan Kenobi you’re my only hope!

  • Bill Nance says:

    Sign me up…so if you win the world cup tickets, will you have a contest to see who goes with you on that one as well?

  • Ken Hering says:

    I love free stuff.

  • Scotto says:

    Well, its worth a shot, although i already benefit from your blog a ton. thanks for the opportunity =]

  • Becky Canny says:

    Josh…..your blog is incredible. I love reading it….I love the SYM Podcast and am thankful that there are people like you who are willing to share your experience in youth ministry and help all of us become the best we can be in bringing youth into relationship with Christ. PS…The phone looks AMAZING and Id love to win it….PPS…My brother was the one at youth ministry conference with the brown and orange scarf, red beard, and bears jersey….you loved his ensemble and even stopped to tell him so :) Blessings to you!!

  • Rick says:

    I wish I had a cool phone

  • Brent Lacy says:

    Pick Me! I would love the upgrade. It is a great Phone!!

  • Jon says:

    Hope you get the Cup tickets!

  • Matt Barbour says:

    That phone sure would be a sweet addition to an overworked youth pastors arsenal!! ; (wink, wink)

  • Chase Miller says:

    Awesome!! I hope I win

  • Wes says:

    “This guy” could sure go for a cool new p-hone. :)

  • Jerred says:

    MaMa needs a new phone. giddy up!

  • Tony says:

    How kind of you to share your winnings with others! Would love to help you in your generosity!

  • Luke says:

    Normally I’m not a fan of re-gifting. But I think an exception can be made in this case.

  • Bobby says:

    Good luck for the World Cup tickets and thanks for your generosity!

  • Brenton says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jeff says:

    Wow, and I actually need a phone!

  • Kyle says:

    Great idea to kick it out to some lucky reader. Congrats on the blog being huge and now even more award winning!

  • Dave Johnson says:

    Wow, what an opportunity. I think it should send it to the UK in sympathy that we have a new leader, oh and my beautiful girlfriends iPhone is about to die and she’s doing a degree in youth work :)

  • Greg Everett says:

    Good luck with the contest! Hope I win.

  • Michael Kennedy says:

    Hey Josh! Count me in!

  • Jeremy Krause says:

    Pick me Josh. Youth Pastor for 7 years, I’ve heard all the podcasts, followed morethandodgeball.com for years, and think you’re a bigger deal than Doug. Even more… I’m a fan of theforce.net. Would I have a better chance if I prayed while lying on a picture of the phone?

  • Ryan Johnson says:

    Josh, I think that you should do the next rap video about youth ministry… add that to your resume.. youth pastor, author, famous blogger, white rapper. Think about the amount of hits you would get! And then you could watch yourself come out of the screen on your new 3D TV. I’m just sayin…

  • David Brown says:


    I’ve seen something like this before…

    Once upon a time, you announced the name of an innocent young man claiming that he won a guitar – only to dash his dreams into oblivion.

    You better not toy with the emotions of another person!

    Just Kidding – hope all is well brother!

  • Dave Plumley says:

    Josh, you bring great joy to youth ministers everywhere!

  • Nathan Gallegos says:

    Josh, I know what you mean. I have the Blackberry Suck and am looking to get a new phone. Would love a shot at this one. I am a loyal follower fo your blog and just wanted to say thanks for all the cool info and ideas you put out for the team. Thanks

  • ryan says:

    i am leaving a comment. to be in the running…..let me win

  • Erik w/a "k" says:

    Dude…I totally hope you win!!!! and me too

  • the oc josh says:

    I hope it works on AT&T

  • Patrick Webb says:

    I just finished up a 2 year internship at my church and am becoming the Interim Student Ministries Director. I would love a new phone to replace my 3 year old Treo!

  • Jeff Bachman says:

    For privacy sake I won’t put my mailing address, but since you have my email I will send it to you later for convenience. Thanks in advance for the phone. You are kind, generous, and an all around giver.

  • Mike says:

    I’m on this like a fat kid on cake!

  • Tyler Volkers says:


    Been reading your blog now for almost 2 1/2 years. Would love love love the phone!


  • Rachel says:

    I’m all about FREE STUFF! :) Aren’t all youth workers?!?

  • Santos says:

    Your the Man! It sure is worth a try.

  • Corman says:

    papa, big brother, dude. grad gift? huh? haha! but take me to Africa with you! Ill split when we have a layover in Nairobi and stay in Kitale!! Or you can come too! we can go play some golf!! you know me and golf! best buds! much love man

  • Matt Higginbotham says:

    Ultracool – good luck with the WC tickets!

  • Aaron Brant says:

    Thanks for the awesome blog Josh, it is a wonderful resource especially for us poor volunteer youth leaders. I also love the podcast, which wouldn’t be the same without you. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Kyle Cleveland says:

    Hey JG… just wanted to post the comment that will win the phone!

  • David Rhoad says:

    Josh, thanks for writing the blog. As a volunteer adult leader in my church, I get a lot out of your posts. Really looking forward to 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders this summer!

  • John Johnson says:

    I just noticed your blog 7 months ago and have been hooked since. Thanks for being a help to those you dont even know.

  • Hamilton Ramos says:

    A great blog AND a free phone? Score! Sign me up.

  • Mike says:

    Love it – thanks for sharing and keep the great blog rolling!!

  • Jeff says:

    Josh, just let me know when you are sending me the phone!

  • Jessica says:

    me meeeeeeeee!!!!

  • Chris says:

    Looks like a cool phone!

  • Taylor Shanton says:

    yeah girl. im gettin a new phone!

  • Lisa Kaufer says:

    first-time commenter… isn’t that exciting? 😉

  • Ross Bacon says:

    I definitely enjoy reading the blog and hearing how things are going with your HSM out there in CA

  • Bronc Woodruff says:

    Youth ministry made easy!

  • Rob Coleman says:

    Josh, What a great way to get people to your blog. Love it

  • Eric Sitarski says:

    Whoa, Josh! That’s a sweet phone… Sure could use one of those… Good luck in the contest! By the way, your thoughts on the PSPgo? Pick me….

  • Todd Fife says:

    Free phone…sure! Thanks for the great blog too!!

  • Jon V says:

    Really who doesn’t like free stuff?

  • Joey says:

    I like free phones. I do, I really do.

  • BCWhitelaw says:

    Free Phone? My plan is almost up…would be nice.

  • Mike C says:

    Hook me up!

  • Alan Robertson says:

    What’s the best way to get my post noticed?

    Star Wars joke?

    Kissing Up?


    Meh…. Hope it’s me!!!

  • Joshua Riffle says:

    my phone broke a while back so I could really use this one! Good Luck everyone!

  • Veronica Bourgois says:

    I love the fact that you are giving away a phone and I would love to tell you my phone woes…
    At the end of February my friend had got a new phone so I was able to buy it off of her for a little $50, I was excited stoked you could say then a week later something crazy happened. On a random Monday morning I was going to the doctor to find out what some mysterious bumps on my arm were when I dropped this brand new slightly used phone (enV touch :). I thought no big deal I drop my phone all the time little did I know the danger that I was about to face! After my little visit with the doctor I found out I had shingles, if you don’t know what that is its basically chicken pox of your nerves. Painful very painful, the next thing I know I am trying to get a hold of my mom to cry my eyes out because of how in the world could a 22 year old get shingles?! When I discovered that I could not hear anyone talking to me on the phone, they could hear me, but I was deaf to them unless I opened my brand new slightly used phone and had it on speaker. Alas, on the day that I found out I had a viral infection, I also lost the ability to have private conversation. Of course my pocket of money to purchase a new or gently used phone was no longer an option (I was out the $50).
    Well that is my story I hope if anything you have enjoyed my little adventure with my phone, and I hope that this last sentence helps my case. While on bed rest from having said shingles, I found this website and was entertained for many many many hours. So thanks for getting me through a month without movie or tv, which I had given up a week before, and shingles.
    Thats it :)

  • Stacy Sublett says:

    I could get down with a new phone…

  • Veronica Bourgois says:

    oh and if you would like proof I will twitter(RoniRoo16) a picture of my shingles!

  • Mike Brake says:

    Way to go Josh!!!! You’re the best!

  • Nathan says:

    Dude, I could use this, one of my small group kids needs a phone replacement.

  • Brooklyn says:

    Good luck Josh!

  • Mike Hammer says:

    Hey Josh, hope you win! And remember, I’m a youth pastor – I like free stuff. Hook me up!

  • zach says:

    hopefully I will win…probably not…never win anything :) lol

  • Joe Go says:

    Wow, that’s an incredible deal. I LOVE the droid OS and would love to have a phone with it some day….hint hint!

  • David Groves says:

    Great blog as usual, and who cant use free stuff? Anyway God Bless.

  • Aaron Alexander says:

    I should totally win this phone. My iPhone got dropped in a glass of milk like a hot chocolate chip cookie, so now I’m using a 7 year old “Zack Morris” phone just to get by. This phone is my destiny.

  • Rob McIlvoy says:

    I’ll take it!

  • Twlivego says:

    In for android phone goodness.

  • KellyWalter says:

    I’m a Senior Pastor if you give me the phone I’ll give it to my Youth Pastor. And I won’t even take any of the credit.

  • Tim Desilets says:

    Love your blog – can’t miss a chance for a free phone :)

  • Chris says:

    Unbelievable!!! I was going to say what luck you have…chance at WC tickets, phone and more…but the reality is you deserve whatever you accolades or stuff you win! Keep up all the hard work.

  • Steve Otey says:

    Thanks for everything you do to equip youth pastors. You’re doing an awesome job!

  • Nick says:

    Thanks for your blogging skills! I hope to get this advantage!

  • Matthew McNutt says:

    Holy freaking cow, dude – you know how to get people to comment the heck out of a blog post! You know you want to give to a real loser!

  • Mark Miller says:

    Pick the redneck from Missouri!

  • Dave Kubiak says:

    Absolutely love the blog! This wouldn’t be the first time I’d get something awesome for free here.

  • Doug Ranck says:

    Wow, Josh! What an offer. This would be quite an upgrade from the LG flip phone I have had for two years which still says CINGULAR on it!

  • Michael says:

    Sounds awesome. Just started reading recently, great blog.

  • Matt Larimer says:

    Long time reader first time commenter. I love the blog, and good luck with the contest. Oh by the way please pick me!!!

  • Chase says:

    Will you autograph the phone too?

  • Stuart says:

    Buzz, Buzz; hoping for a chance for the Sony phone! Great job, bro.

  • Kory says:

    i love you. :) …now PICK ME!!!

  • mike says:

    did you say free?!?!

  • Jason Sansbury says:

    Pick me!

  • Brock says:

    wow that would be sweet!

  • JR says:

    pick me, pick me Josh

  • Ben says:

    Wow…great contest!

  • Mat says:

    I LOVE STAR WARS! :) just sayin……

  • Megan B. says:

    Pretty sure the world cup tickets in South Africa would be AMAZING! Also pretty sure the More Than Dodgeball t-shirt will be photographed somewhere in Australia in the next few weeks! In return I’d be glad to take the phone off your hands… !

  • Travis says:

    My cats breath smells like cat food

  • Danny says:

    I have never won anything in my whole life, this may be my big break :)


  • Cameron says:

    Awesome idea, they aren’t even out here in Australia yet. Go Josh for South Africa, and Go Sony.

  • Nate says:

    Random comment!

  • Joe Gormong says:

    Just making sure my comment is on here.

  • Mark Kaminski says:

    Comment! Good luck Josh!

  • Chris Dufrene says:

    Here’s hoping you win it all!!

  • Dave C. says:

    Awesome Phone! Would love to win it!

  • Scott says:

    Thanks for all you do JG! Appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  • Jerry Varner says:

    okay, just to clarify, I can see that I already have 2 comments entered. I’m not trying to hedge the bets, it’s just that my first comment I entered yesterday didn’t show up right away, and so I thought something went wrong and so I entered it again. And then this morning I see that I actually do have two comments there; both went through. Not trying to cheat. Not a cheater. Cheaters never prosper. All that junk. Oh shoot, I just realized this makes 3 comments for me. Now I’m gonna have to write another one to explain this one. Just send me the phone Josh and I’ll call you can we can work this whole thing out.

  • Bryan Bulmer says:

    Hey Grif. It would sip if I did not get the phone. My wife goes through phones so fast. Here last rode of the roof of her car from our house to Lowes about a mile away and back. Then some how she broke the top of her flip phone off and it look like a comlink. Thanks for all you do.
    Thanks for sponsoring the Simply youth ministry pod cast.

  • Andrew says:

    I will kiss you if you give me the phone.

  • Kraig Bishop says:

    not gonna lie…that’s a cool phone!

  • Brett Householder says:

    Josh, You’re my hero! I would love a new phone, or your gamerscore!

  • John says:

    Oh, I love technology. Good luck with the FIFA round!

  • Katie Jackson says:

    I hope you win those tickets!! And I hope I win that phone!!

  • Matt Burek says:

    A chance for free stuff is always worth a comment.

  • Ryan Feltman says:

    congrats Griff on the recognition. Good luck with the other prizes.

  • Thomas says:

    I hope you keep winning JG. It would be a sweet experience to go to South Africa this summer. Good luck, and very sweet phone.

  • RIita says:

    Thanks for sharing your youth ministry life with us. It’s neat to see & hear about what your doing.

  • Ben says:

    Enjoy the blog, thanks for offering up a great prize to someone.

  • Lee Boso says:

    Hey Josh, congrats on the blogging contest finals, Love your blog, I get all kinds of great ideas for my youth group in WV. Thanks for all you do! (By the way, I wouldn’t mind winning that new phone ;))

  • Mark Russell says:

    Congrats on the finals. I have your blog attached to one of our sites for our volunteers to read! Always interesting and fun stuff to read.

  • Michael says:

    Great Blog! Hope you win

  • rob says:

    if its free its for me!

  • Travis Williams says:

    Have you been losing weight…you look amazing!

  • ryanb says:

    count me in!

  • Chris Jackson says:

    I’m always in for freebies! And this one would be super helpful

  • Katrina Hudson says:

    I would like to show you a pix of my old school phone! I use an LG (Alltel)! The only thing it’s got going for it is the color “HOT PINK!” I would love to be appart of you giveaway. All jokes aside (that would be my phone) I have truly been blessed by your blogs. They have been very helpful, I am the Middle School Director at my church and I have been blessed above and beyond working with them. Have a super day.. may the best man or woman win! LOL!!!

  • Jonathan Grunden says:

    Don’t need it either, but would love to pass it on to someone who does.

  • Andrew von Essen says:

    Winning is cool, giving is cooler. I’m jealous of your coolness. Have fun at the WC if you make it!

  • Phillip Mathis says:

    Did I make it in the 24 hr. window? Oh well, good luck!

  • Ryan Smith says:

    Need the phone… No… I mean Yes… I mean, ask my wife… no, don’t do that… let’s go with yes, I need it… okay not really, but want, yes. please don’t ask my wife.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Chris Burke says:

    Like Ryan.. don’t ask my wife if I need it.. but will I use it.. heck yes!

  • Ken Leslie says:

    I could use a new phone. I am currently using my 3 year old Moto Q 9m

  • john wilson says:

    Josh, You Rock !!! love your blogs, being a newbie in the youth ministry your blogs, links, info etc. have been a God send to us here in the trenches,Keep up the great job!
    John Wilson

  • Jeremy M says:

    Thanks for being willing to share, and thanks for what you do here with morethandodgeball.com.

  • Darryl Nelson says:

    I’ll be your best Alaskan Friend Forever!!!

  • Randy Stacks says:

    Hey Josh, I am a loyal reader and I would love the phone.

  • Aaron says:

    Hey Josh, I loved reading your blog and I’ve found it super helpful. I realize you’re picking at random but I wanted to throw this out: my wife got into seminary and we’re moving this up to Boston this summer so unfortunately I’ll need to give my phone back to the church and I’ll be phoneless in a few weeks time!
    Anyways, good luck with the world cup tickets! Wouldn’t be surprised to see you win!

  • chase says:

    thanks for changing my life by giving me- the phone-eerrr -the opportunity to read about great youth min stuff each week!

  • dan says:

    count me in…or i would settle to go to world cup with you when you win:)

  • terry johnson says:

    am i too late? would love to get in on the contest!

  • ryan says:

    I will give my iphone away if i get this. dumb iphone.

  • Jif Baker says:

    Come on share the love

  • Rob says:

    Looks like a great phone. I recently began using my first Android-based phone and have found it to be very useful. Love to try this one out!

  • Matt says:

    Sweet dude!

  • Jason Chenoweth says:

    It’s chim! I’ll trade you a t-shirt for it!

  • Jon says:

    thanks for the blog, reading helps get the creative juices going when thinking about things in the ministry i serve!

  • Art says:

    I want it! Hey, great blog by the way!

  • Kelly says:

    Josh, I don’t usually comment on blogs. I do read most of your blog entries (it actually happens to be part of my work! How’s that, huh?) Keep up the good work

  • Scott Tinman says:

    Guess I will try for this…it is the Year of the Contests!

  • brody says:

    well, if it can work in canada…

  • richandcreamy says:

    Congrats! I entered the contest too but sadly wasn’t picked. Hope you pick me! 😀

  • Josh Griffin Josh says:

    END OF ENTRIES. Thanks for playing! JG

  • […] the new proud owner of the yet-to-be-released Sony X10. I won it in the Sony Blogger Contest, and gave it away in a little post yesterday. Well done, […]

  • Zach says:

    I did not see a thing in the rules about family being disqualified for this give away……hope you win the X10 blog trip…how awesome would that be….

  • Josh Griffin Josh says:

    Sorry Zack – you didn’t win! JG

  • Josh Griffin Josh says:

    I posted the winner here: http://www.morethandodgeball.com/and-the-owner-of-the-sony-x10-is-…/

    Congrats to Katie Jackson! Thanks to everyone who was in on the giveaway!


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