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Thursday, April 7, 2016

4/7 Improv class

Wow. I feel so badly for these few  (see namesigns below)who had to miss class

today. There is no way to describe what happened today!  Ask anyone who was there!(:

Quiz Thurs:

1)What does your assigned reading in "Leadership on the Line" have to say about seduction?

2)From the  Van Der Laan video we showed Tuesday (summarized on Tues post if you missed it) say about WWJP (Why Would Jesus Puke)?

3)From the work you did around the tables Tues (or do alone if you missed,) on Philemon:

a)wrestle with Paul's leadership style in Philemon (Doesn't he seem Trumpish or passive-aggressive?)  How do you explain that, knowing he was a great Christian leader?

b) say something about seduction in Philemon (Find the theme anywhere you can; how you define the term is up to you.)

Note: for this quiz, do your best to draw in other course material (From today..see below, or any other day)

i preach=lie for a living

Chris Erdman:

"So many churches have no real room for the kind of honesty preaching requires. In fact congregations and their preachers often move in a direction opposed to truthfulness and become places we experience as contrived, artificial environments where the raw stuff of real human life is kept out of bounds, despite the rawness of the texts we read together each ...Preaching is a kind of truthtelling-even if there are enormous pressures to do otherwise. Rock and roll, says Bono, isn't much different. There are enormous pressures to hide, deceive and entertain, keeping us inside a false world. U2's success may be just at this point. They seem able to name pain in realistic yet hopeful ways....At the close of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" {at Slane Castle, 2oo1, video below}...Bono chants, one by one, the names of those killed {in the Omagh bombing}..

This is rock and roll that cuts

through masks and bleed red the passions of the heart..If rock and roll can do this, how much more our preaching?

..Bono: 'Never trust a performer, performers are the best liars. They lie for a living...You are an actor in a certain sense. But a writer is not a liar. There's a piece of Scripture: Know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

-Chris Erdman, "Countdown to Sunday," pp. 28-30
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