Thursday, January 07, 2010

Servant of God

Just got back from my interseminary retreat -- evangelicals and conservative Jews and Muslims, oh my! Will be writing more about that later. Short version: amazing, AMAZING experience.

On the drive back, our school sponsor, my calls-himself-a-conservative-Christian-but-acts-like-a-liberal-theologian OT professor and I were talking about movies. He's a bit of a movie buff, big fan of Pulp Fiction. I told him about From Dusk Till Dawn that the Hysteric Cleric turned me on to, which is worth watching (it's a vampire movie) if only for this exchange:

Seth: So what are you, Jacob? A faithless preacher? Or a mean motherfuckin' servant of God?
Jacob: I'm a mean, mhm mhm servant of God.

So, I'm telling Prof about that part, and joking about how the Hysteric Cleric and I have to figure out how to include that in my ordination service. "Well, you're a Unitarian Universalist, they wouldn't have a problem with that, right?" he joked.

"Eh, no, that would be a problem," I replied.

"Oh, so even in a Unitarian Universalist church, you couldn't say M-F?"

"No, no, that would be okay," I said, completely straight-faced. "It's the word 'God' ..."


hysteric cleric said...

I take that as a dare, LE. Consider yourself forewarned - I SHALL invoke the Living God at your ordination.

If you give me a speaking part, that is. And invite me.

(Hell, if I keep pronouncing ultimatums like this, I'll be lucky if you even tell me where it really will be.)

Me: "Wow, Lizard Eater, you're getting ordained at Madison Square Gardens?"
You: "Um...yeah. Don't be late!

Ian Riddell said...

Oh, thank you for a much needed smile!

Brittany said...

I've already read this post once, but I had to pull it up and share it with my non-UU husband and even he got a kick out of it. Thanks for the laugh :)