We're not sure who the Rushings are (or their dog, for that matter), but would they maybe want to come to church? Or ...
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I found this video painful to watch and kept hoping there would be a point to it.
[the point is precisely how painful it is -ed.]
Mary Caulfield |
June 27, 2010 9:24 PM
Reminds me of the "The Office" and "30 Rock" style of humor.
Being a former evangelical myself, I have this same dilemma often: How to "evangelize" without being an evangelical...
Patrick Burrows |
June 27, 2010 11:36 PM
This is one of the major problems facing membership in the Episcopal Church. Episcopalians aren't comfortable saying we love our church you should try it out. Where Catholics can talk about the Sacraments and why they worship the way they do Episcopalians either don't know or feel embarressed to say hey come with us.
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June 28, 2010 7:05 AM
Thanks for the helpful explanation.
I guess I should have said that I understand the whole concept of "The point is that there is no point." People incorrectly classify it as irony, and there's nothing really new about it. I have seen a lot of similar videos. When are we going to get past this kind of weak-willed non-humor and offer some real ideas?
Mary Caulfield |
June 28, 2010 9:15 AM
I find this video rather boring. This may be an attempt at presenting a dilemma in a trendy fashion, but I don't find it engaging or interesting.
Perhaps part of this is that I don't see the issue. Worship is only one way that the Church lives out its mission. How can we expect people to "acknowledge the holiness of God" (Catechism, BCP p.857) when they have no understanding or experience with which to relate? Rather, I find it more meaningful to encounter and relate to people where they are and at some time, invite them to join me or us in an activity that we hold in common. Or, better yet, join them in one of their activities that fits with my ministry. I think that it is important that our lives intersect, I just think that it is a better witness that they intersect in their world rather than requiring that it be on my/our turf.
Ray Buchanan |
June 28, 2010 10:53 AM
I love it! They are hilarious! (especially when he almost cracked himself up.) And it reminds us all to just ask! No program needed. Just ask! That is a real idea.
Donna McNiel |
June 28, 2010 5:39 PM
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