I don’t expect The Living Room in Turley Oklahoma or Micah’s Porch in Chicago to meet your standards for very long Kim. You will undoubtedly find reasons to bitch about them too. You appear to afflict the comfortble and comfort the afflicteded and that gets old after awhile.
I don’t know if I should take this as a compliment or insult. Before I really respond to the meat of this comment, I’ll say a couple of things that are complimentary. I’ve known Ron Robinson for more than 10 years and think that what he is doing in Turley is wonderful. And while I haven’t known David Owen-O’Quill as long, I admire his guts in trying to open up new avenues.
Now to respond to the meat of this comment. If what I’m doing is afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, then hot damn—I’m actually learning something in seminary. All the good ministers I know say that they see that as part of their job. I will not apologize for saying what I think. And if it gets a little old for you, stop reading this blog. It will be better for you and for me.
Next, if you will notice I never single out any particular UU congregation for criticism. That’s not my job nor my point. (and I believe my mother taught me better than to do that) When I talk about something, I’m talking about what I see as wider trends—not something that any one church does. It is not my intention to call out any particular church, because in my life right now all I’m going to see is the periphery. The periphery gives me a pretty good view of the wider world, not how it is applied in any particular church.
So my last post still stands….I will continue to bitch as long as I feel like it. If you are looking for an apology for that…..then you’re looking at the wrong sister. ‘Cuz you ain’t gettin’ it from me.