Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"NOW BATTING FOR THE TAMPA BAY RAYS..."

Katharine Jefferts Schori adds to her legend.

HEY, LOOK ME OVER!!

I don't know where this was taken or who those people are(I assume they're Episcopalians) and I don't want to know. But if you are a Christian minister and you're ever tempted to put one of those on, I must repeat a principle I thought was self-evident.

Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IF YOU WERE A TREE...

...or a tree with legs and a tail...or one of those Ent things from Lord of the Rings...or some kind of hideous tree/Labrador Retriever mutant...or a Labrador Retriever marking his territory...or a Labrador Retriever boinking a tree...

Thanks to Wyatt.

Monday, July 27, 2009

KNOW SOMETHING?

When I go to church, I'm really not interested in any artistic statement you think you need to make. Because as strange as it may sound, church actually isn't about you.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

YEAH, I KNOW, COAT OF MANY COLORS

Blah, blah, blah. So when do we get to toss you down a hole and then sell you into slavery?

UH...NO

If a Christian minister deliberately chooses to wear something like this, skipping church is not an option, it is a duty.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

IN HINDSIGHT

Letting Vera Wang design the Philadelphia Eagles jerseys probably wasn't a good idea.

ALL RIGHT, MR. DEMILLE

I'm ready for my close-up.

INDECISIVE AND IT FEELS SO GOOD

For the love of God, just pick one, all right?!! I'll bet it takes you two hours to order lunch at McDonald's.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MOLD, MILDEW AND FUNGUS

Seem like odd themes for liturgical vestments. Then again, all God's creation and all that.

I'M STUMPED

Road map? Travel brochure? PowerPoint presentation?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Grateful Dead lyrics in sermons, Doors albums during overnights, high-grade ganja out back of the church after youth group. Father Greg rocked!

Of course, none of our parents liked him, what with him being fresh out of seminary and having a beard and all. But last I checked he was a Quaker/Buddhist so I guess it all balances out.

IS YOUR SHRINK ORDAINED?

Introducing the Rorschach chasuble.

WHEN YOU WANT TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

Try the poser stole. Thanks to Brian

Monday, July 20, 2009

WENT BAR-HOPPING LAST NIGHT...


...and MAN, was I pixelated!

BED, BATH AND BEYOND KID'S BEDDING SALE!!

Ends Saturday!!

RUN, DON'T WALK

Out of your church if your minister EVER walks in wearing this.

Friday, July 17, 2009

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR 2009 ROCHESTER RED WINGS!!

These were specially made for and used during the Episcopal Church's 2009 General Convention.

WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT?

Katharine Jefferts Schori actually wore this ensemble during Palm Sunday services in the Holy Land. Someone once referred to that thing on her head as an oven mitt.

PLEASE STAND FOR THE ANOINTING WITH MARINARA SAUCE

Idaho Episcopal Bishop Brian Thom at his consecration.

PURPLE HAZE, ALL IN MY BRAIN

This was the moment when I realized that dignity during worship was no longer an Episcopal virtue. Katharine Jefferts Schori at her consecration as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.