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Thursday, November 30, 2006
On the Road Again On the Ooze
An excerpt of a (potential) life/spiritual satire book I'm writing (more intended for a secular audience) is on the Ooze. But be forewarned, there's alot of potty talk and rereading it myself a while after writing it, I do sound a little bitter and angry. I acutally feel less bitter and angry now, in significant part because of the wonderful community I've experienced with you guys here at EW. So read if you're feeling daring, but I won't be offended if you don't :)

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posted by Jemila Kwon at 4:16 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


6 Comments:


  • At 11/30/2006 06:11:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Thanks, Jemila! I had to laugh at your synopsis. BTW, you can get a free coffee card for our coffee bar if you visit our church. :)

    Having never visited a mainline church, I'm intrigued and will have to make a date sometime soon!

     
  • At 11/30/2006 06:44:00 PM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Is your coffee any good? ;)

     
  • At 11/30/2006 06:47:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Quite good! Almost all the options of Starbucks and trained folks to make the drinks. Yum, yum! :)

     
  • At 11/30/2006 07:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Amy,

    You haven't missed much. My experiences in the PCA [Presbyterian Church of America] where they agonized over the minutiae of baptismal method and communion contents, and in the United Methodist denom. [better but kind of bland] have been pretty instrumental in creating an emerging, optimistically cynical, spiritually cataclysmic force of the man I see when I look in the mirror shaving. Or I could just say those were steps along the path, which is probably what God would rather have me say. So, it is what it is. In any case, kudos to you for resisting the temptation to visit one of those oh-so seemingly appealing and ubiquitous Wal-Mart St. somebodies.

    OK, my wife thinks that Wal-Martesque refers to mega churches and thinks that that's what EW crowd will think too. What I mean to say is ubiquitous and the same, which to me is WAL-MART.

     
  • At 11/30/2006 08:21:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Ha, ha! We may have a coffee bar, but still have Walmartesque qualities...just trying to class it up a bit!

    Of course, this is a terrific place in comparison to growing up in a church under the influence (really) of the Faith movement. We practiced falling in the Spirit at Children's camp. And, may I add that since my mom drove an old Ford Fiesta in comparison to a Porshe or Jaguar (pastors' cars of choice), we were the sinners in the midst of heaven. Ahhh...thus my move into emerging thought.

     
  • At 12/01/2006 07:22:00 AM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Wow, they actually had you PRACTICE falling in the spirit? I've heard of practicing tongues, and being forced to fall in the spirit, but the practicing thing is new to me.

     

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