George Carlin and Jesus Walk Into a Bar…

December 10, 2007 at 7:48 am (Uncategorized)

The new pastor at my little church started Sunday. It was his official First Sunday. We also treated him that night to a children’s “Christmas Musical.” Which was basically kids dressed like cowboys and camp cooks under paper palm trees, singing really loudly and looking cute, occasionally picking a nose or hitting a neighbor in the nose.

I have reservations about this minister. Not personally about him, but about the circumstances. He has not signed on for more than 40 weeks and isn’t living here full time. He commutes for a few days each week from Cincinnati, Ohio. Yes, really.

We haven’t joined this church officially, but have been attending since June and it does feel like home to me. I just wonder if people were too hell-bent (ha ha) on getting this guy to look at the long-term goals of the congregation.

He did, however, reference George Carlin during the sermon. Not every preacher can get away with that. It was very clever. He talked of Carlin’s comparison between football and baseball, and how most of us have as our final goal the same as the baseball player’s final goal: to get home. He also quoted some Robert Frost, which gets points.

I have no doubt he’s a good minister, preacher, scholar, pastor. I just wonder why our little group was so willing to take on someone so temporarily?

Anyway, my kids rocked tonight. I love them, really.


  1. Leigh said,

    Hope he stays he sounds great. As you said, if he can talk about Carlin and Frost in the same service.Cool!
    Hope you made lots of kids picks in the CHristmas show your kids were in.

  2. HEWY said,

    Impressive..Most impressive! That’s not a bad way to start but the commute is weird.

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