Sunday, October 09, 2005

It's been too long

Yes, Renderings fans, it has indeed been too long in between posts. I can't believe it's been almost three weeks since my last post. Neglectful, I know. Over the next couple of days, I plan on filling you in on many things.

First of all, on Sunday, September 25th, I was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). That's right...I'm a minister, a reverend, a man of the cloth. I pretty much wear my robe all the time now. :) I'm kidding, of course. The ceremony was amazing. There really are no words to describe all of the emotions I was feeling. Mom and Dad each played a prelude for the service. They are so talented. Susannah Cook came preached and did a marvelous job. I think the laying on of hands was the most powerful moment. I had my head bowed as the Moderator of the Presbytery prayed over me and elders, ministers, and deacons took turns placing their hands on my head. It was truly a powerful experience. Big thanks to everyone who was present in that place on that day, both physically and spiritually.

This past weekend, I was in Chapel Hill for the wedding of John Weicher and Laurie Taylor. Laurie was a beautiful bride and John was a confident groom. It was great being a part of their celebration of love. It was also great seeing so many of my seminary classmates. I don't think I realized how much I missed people like Dan, Matt, Lindsey, Wes, Shelli, Kevin, Davis, and so many others. Good times with good folks.

OK, it's Sunday night, I've talked to my parents, and I have a fresh episode of The West Wing waiting for me in the VCR. I'm gonna sit down and enjoy the brilliant dialogue and witty banter. In the coming days, look for some pics I find humorous, as well as a shout out to my new ultimate frisbee team "Walter Cronkite News Flash."


Patrick said...

What in the world was going on with the West Wing last night? That whole thing about Santos voting for it before he voted against it?! Come on...let's get back some of that creativity from the early seasons. Have they just run out of ideas to the point that they rip off lines from John Kerry and expect us not to notice? Next episode, Santos gets Botox, goes windsurfing, and gives 500 boring speeches, all beginning with "I have a plan." Sheesh...I may just have to start watching Commander in Chief.

Alan Bancroft said...

You know, I was kind of disappointed with The West Wing last night as well. I sat there thinking, "didn't I just live through an election?" I was also pretty pumped to see that Christian ministers continue to be portrayed as only having one agenda and always supporting the republican party. NOT. When is there gonna be a minister on TV who's a raving liberal? I mean, Sorkin did such a great job of portraying Jed Bartlett as a Christian who struggles with his faith in the midst of his complicated life. Anyway, I feel you brother. Thank goodness Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy were so good last night.

mark said...

on soap opreas, all ministers are always catholic and while maybe not liberal, it seems to have little to do with the rest of their maybe secularized at least..