Thursday, June 14, 2007

For Pastors (and Potential Pastors) Only

How cool is this? It's a breath of fresh air to those of us who are on the heady side and tend to be less effective on the administration end of our vocation. And notice that they have their priorities right - the Spiritual competencies come first, then the day-to-day stuff. It's like a free D.Min. without being part of the D-Min-ization of the church!

The baby and the bathwater

Compared to fear-mongering like this, ecclesiastical indulgences almost seem forgivable

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Take My Life...PLEASE!

Stushie is way too good at hymn parodies for his own sanity (exhibits A and B). Thus, I'm providing an outlet for him here where we keep things indifferent. To start the mix, I propose my rendition of Take My Life (Hendon) in antiphonal response.

Husband
Take my wife and let me be,
Distracted by my TV
Through vacation and sick days;
Lord please help me get that raise.
Lord please help me get that raise.
Wife
Take my "love," my Lord, I bore.
I'll sleep better without his snore.
In a land where I am free
Divorce costs a tiny fee.
Divorce costs a tiny fee.
Teenage kid
Take my mommy and my dad.
All they do is make me mad.
"Get off MySpace!" "Stop that chat!"
Without them, I'd be called phat.
Without them, I'd be called phat.
Stushie is goint to outdo me on this, but I thought I'd toss in a nugget anyway.

Commenting about REALLY important news

I admit it - I'm too caught up in my own little world to blog about the important issues of the day. (Hey....what do you expect from a blog called Adiaphora?)

Anyway, I've totally missed the defining issue of our time: Paris Hilton in Jail. As my first step towards repentance, I offer this penetrating interview by the Reverend Dr. Steve Brown, Professor of Communications at RTS.

Now I'm off to my prayer closet for 10 hail Anna Nicoles and a latte.

"Hail Anna, full of grease, I am bored with thee; cloying art thou amongst women, and Birkhead is the fruit of thy womb, Dannielynn. Oh-so Scary...."

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ONE Voice is getting a little hoarse

I don't know how they keep a straight face:

On the global scene, they tell secular governments and for-profit banking firms to just forget about money that was lent as an investment.

On the national level, they tell local churches that if you want to leave with the property you (and/or your ancestors) paid for, you have to pay them to do it. And God help you in the face of their righteous indignation should it turn out that the presbytery invested a penny in the physical property!



And we still wonder why the PCUSA isn't gaining members at a breakneck pace....