be like JESUS

one of pam’s friends posted the following from another blog she reads. i hadn’t seen it before, loved it, and thought i would repost it over here. the original post can be found here.

1. Get baptized by the craziest guy in town.

2. Say and do things that are guaranteed to make religious people want to kill you. Repeat again, and again, and again, and again, and again and don’t stop unless forced.

3. Do amazing things for people and ask them to not tell anyone.

4. Hang out with the most despised, marginalized, looked down upon, and shunned people you can find.

5. When possible, forgive and restore people, even if they betrayed you.

6. Live in a way that provokes gossip.

7. Win the most grace competition.

8. Keep the party going.

9. Serve people (note: nose plugs may be required).

10. If you’re sad cry.

11. Empower people to do the extraordinary.

12. Act like a rock star in a hotel temple.

13. Radically simplify theology.

14.Break human-made religious laws. Repeat consistently.

15.Prioritize the most important over the important.

16. Let women with questionable backgrounds pay your bills.


i today tried to complete some of the pre-reading for my next d.min seminar at nobts. if you watch a couple of seconds of the above video you will instantly know why i wasn’t very successful. emy j’s is normally a great place to study. there’s a constant flow of traffic but the volume level  is very acceptable. today for some reason there was a group there that needed to shout in order to speak. i use the word speak instead of communicate because i pretty sure that none of them were actually listening but all over them we definitely talking. i was sitting at the same table as andy lickel (the iv campus minister) who was trying to study also. we both gave up pretty quickly.

SIDE NOTE – this is for my baton rouge friends – saturday night pam and i ate supper with a couple of other ninth grade parents while adam and their kids ate dinner before their formal dance. one of the dads could be dino rizzo’s separated at birth twin brother. here’s a photo.