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Want to be ordained? There’s an app for that…

Want to be ordained? There’s an app for that…

Ordination process taking to long? Had it with prying discernment committees and distracted diocesan bishops?

Well, now you can Ordain Thyself!


From the CNN Belief Blog, written by Laura Koran:

Tony Jones, theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has developed an application, or “app,” that allows iPhone users to experience mock ordinations in more than two dozen faiths. Solomon’s Porch is a Christian ministry that began as a local church and today calls itself a “holistic, Christian, missionary, community.”

The app, called Ordain Thyself, doesn’t confer any legitimate religious credentials to its users, but it does allow iPhone owners to see what they would look like wearing the religious garb of different clerics, and read a brief and humorous overview of various world religions.

Jones, himself an ordained minister, decided to create the app partly to combat what he sees as an inability of faith leaders to laugh about themselves and their religions.

“Religion is serious business to be sure,” Jones told CNN’s Belief Blog. “But it could use a little stand up comedy to lighten us up.”

On second thought, perhaps patience with the process is the way to go…

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Carole May

Is it available for iPad? LOL!

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