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October 15, 2005


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I love it! We do indeed face the challenge of not becoming a caracature of ourselves!

I don't know if I want to score high or low - I think that should rate me another 50 points.

Read your response to my last comments - I think I feel a blog post coming on. I found you article through Resonate Canada and have linked you so I can expore your blog a bit more.

blessings - One of Freedom!

"I don't know if I want to score high or low - I think that should rate me another 50 points."

LOL! Ohhh yeahhh! Definitely give yourself another 50 points!

Chris the reality likely is, the higher the that your " NOT ." was a good laugh. Hmmmm, it was meant to be funny...wasn't it?

Well, ron -- considering how often I mess around and cut-up on this site, I guess I can't blame you for asking. :O

Ouch! That is really, really funny, except that's my table, literally! Oh well, I am always poking fun at others, guess it's my turn.

Don't forget:


using a Nooma video: +200

using video backgrounds instead of powerpoint: +100

Worship service called "gathering": +25

Bashing megachurches: +75

And finally....

When you just need an online identity

having a theooze membership:


Excellent additions, Benjy!

Business card?!? C'mon, shouldn't that just be an easy to remember URL? :-)

We should get book points for Pagitt and Polanyi and Wright too.

I read through these initially for amusement, but figured I would throw my own scary factor in there, to be read as you may:

Thinking back on the last few religious ceremonies I have been a part of I added up the points. 535 including Benjy's additions, and I and those who gather with me are Pagans.

I keep thinking of more:

quoting mclaren, cussing/swearing, having a goatee, reading celtic way of evangelism or missional church!

sigh, it's fearful when you realise you're becoming a parody of a parody of a parody of yourself


on a more serious side I hope we don't stop experimenting with new ideas, just because they're laughable when looked at from an slight tangent.

also, there's a really interesting question lurking behind your two pub-with-friends options ..

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