Friday, February 02, 2007

GalPals Change Meme

1. Share, if you wish, the biggest change you experienced this past year. Does my second tattoo count? If not, I suppose being on South Beach for most of last year might.

2. Talk about a time you changed your mind about something, important or not. There was the moment that I changed my mind about getting a third cat. I'm glad that I did, because he's so freaking cute.

3. Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a controversial book called "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." Setting aside his ideas--what kind of changes would you like to see in the Church? One of my big ones lately has been easing the stiffness in "traditional" worship, where we say "Alleluia" with the spirit of someone whose mother just died, where clapping is seen as disruptive and inappropriate, and where if it ain't written on a cue card, we'll say it begrudgingly at best. We wonder why young people run screaming...

4. Have you changed your hairstyle/hair color in the last five years? If so, how many times? For the most part, I've gone with the basic part to one side. I have done the "gelled-forward" thing when it's been really short, and have let the sides grow out a little to placate Mrs. Jeff, but that's as exciting as it's ever been.

5. What WERE they thinking with that New Coke thing? I repeat my Subway worker's reply: "Yeah...not my era."

11 comments:

reverendmother said...

Awesome question to #3. Thanks for playing!

Songbird said...

Ditto, here. I spent four years working on that, to happy effect, I think. Now I'm starting all over again!

P.o.C. said...

Songbird, I have to say how much I've enjoyed reading about that transition. I've been curious lately about what it feels/will feel like to move from one church to another as opposed to starting at one's very first church (and always with the disclaimer that this is indicative of nothing), so I've been reading your blog and a few others with fascination. Hope it's going well, as it sounds like it is.

hipchickmamma said...

the tattoo counts if you share what it is!;)

Shawna said...

Great answers, and I agree with Hipchickmamma about the tattoo. :)

Leah said...

Now you've inspired me to get my second tattoo--thanks for playing!

Sally said...

I think you're gonna have to tell us what the tat is!

Also love the answer to 3- it can be so hard to get folks to just relax in worship!

Deb said...

Screaming Alleluias... could be the name of a new punk rock Christian band??? (you heard it here first...)

;)
deb

P.o.C. said...

Yikes! Okay, my second tattoo is a stone cross on my right shoulder.

(My first is "Luke 24:34" on my right upper arm, for those who wonder that, too)

mompriest said...

Fun play...I'm still working on how to get my small church to have some energy...some days my face hurts from the effort it takes...the "screaming alleluias" rock band might be a good idea, may get my son to come back to church...

Swandive said...

OM Gosh - laughing out loud about the sad sad state of uninspired worship. Bless you for calling out the elephant in the middle of my room.