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    he's doing very well.  Has cornered the Gen-Y market very commandingly, although Overlake and the Bethany Christian Church are giving him a run for his money.

    Fortunately, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral has a new Dean, a borderline Gen X-er and one who is both very smart and very funny.  Hopefully, we can get a program going to "go where the youth are," and start minister to them - because, to me, Mark Driscoll will forever be a sexist, creepy person.

    Maybe he's a minister of the Gospel to some, but it's layered with such misogyny and homophobia, it's hard to find the "good news."

    •  My parents-in-law (2+ / 0-)
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      were married at St. Mark's -- lovely cathedral (need to get to a service there next time Mr. Scribe and I are up in Seattle).

      Considering the location, they should really expand their ministry to the UW community -- that would be a great start. I went to a church in high school and college/early career that had a strong College/Careers group; they didn't meet at the church but rather at a local restaurant that had a big banquet room; folks could get their coffee/goodies then settle in for discussion of a current topic then a brief worship service. It's a good way to get folks who might feel uncomfortable going to an actual "church".

      Driscoll reminds me of the Anne Lamott saying: "You can tell you've created God in your own image when God hates all the same people you do."

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:26:34 AM PDT

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    •  I've been to St. Mark's a couple times (1+ / 0-)
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      for their compline service on Sunday night. It's a men's choir singing songs. Like a free concert.

      Plus, I liked them because their preacher (who's gay) was friends with Bishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu spoke there once or twice.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:04:48 PM PDT

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