Saturday, September 24, 2011

Preaching Typos, GRE Finale, and Elizabeth Warren

So, I'm preaching tomorrow on vocation, which blah blah blah, you should come, etc. However, the point of this: I was practicing my sermon, which means reading it from a transcript that I wrote, and I found a big freudian slip, which i will quote in full. At this point in the sermon I'm explicating how vocation can be lived in various positions, and I continue: "And this doesn't mean have only one perfect position we either find or live in endless ministry." Yeah, I meant misery, but I laughed real hard when I though of the interplay between endless ministry and misery.

The GRE is finally here on Tuesday. I can't wait to take all of these flash cards and cast them back into the pit from whence they came (i.e. the recycling bin).

I love this portion of Saturday evening. I just got back from a run, I have a dinner planned with friends, I'm listening to A Prairie Home Companion, and I have time to kill but don't feel like I have to fill it with busy work because it's Saturday night!

This clip of Elizabeth Warren made me fall in love with her all over again. Awooga! (*moving my glasses away and toward my face*) She may be my new political crush (as opposed to Samantha Power, one of my academic crushes).

What is funny is I could end up voting for her if I end up going to Boston University! One of the four t0 five schools I'm applying to.

Oh boy! Keillor's talking about the new crazy uses of "socialism" and "class warfare," which have nothing to do with what the words actually mean. You know what sounds like class warfare to me? Mary's Magnificat, Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel, the Beatitudes, the last being first and the first being last, actually a lot of what Jesus said seems to fit into how the Republican candidates are using "socialism" and "class warfare." Obviously this is really getting under my skin; I just can't stop talking about it. Okay, I'm going to shower now while listening to the dulcet tones of the radio show. They just sang, "How Great Thou Art" -- one of the many reasons I love this show.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Another point for BU! (As if we weren't enough.) 2. I just looked up Samantha Power. No wonder you have a crush.