Friday Five:Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

As posted at RevGalBlogPals by reverendmother:

Change is a given in life, yet it’s not easy for any of us. So strap on your seat belts and let’s talk about it:

1. Share, if you wish, the biggest change you experienced this past year.

That would have to be leaving Small Church and entering Interim Ministry at larger, further from home Main Street Church.

2. Talk about a time you changed your mind about something important.

There was a time I withdrew from seminary. Happily, when I realized that was the wrong move, the school allowed me to have a retroactive leave of absence, and then I returned and finished.

3. Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a controversial book called "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." Setting aside his ideas–what kind of changes would you like to see in the Church?

(Oh, Cousin Jack!)

"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods.
They kill us for their sport."
Gloucester, King Lear

The most important change in the Church would be a broader recognition that God loves everyone and that we are all on a journey of discovery accompanied by God, in contrast to the fear-filled attitude that we must tiptoe through life hoping to appease a Maker who wants to crush us like flies. I believe that’s the key to everything that feels static or moribund or suicidal in the Church today.

4. Have you changed your hairstyle/hair color in the last five years? If so, how many times?

I hadn’t purposefully changed the color until I decided recently to let the grey in my hair happen. I did learn how to wear it curly. It’s been mostly below shoulder length for the past five years.

5. What WERE they thinking with that New Coke thing?

No Coke, Pepsi!

17 thoughts on “Friday Five:Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”

  1. i’ve toyed with letting the gray come (heh, i have one of those gray clusters right at the same spot the X-men Rogue has), but, truthfully, changing color is so fun i’m not sure i want to stop 🙂

  2. carmen, I may change my mind, but only if my scalp dryness improves. It spiraled down into a scalp infection in December, and that was the impetus for avoiding hair color.

  3. I’m all about Cousin Jack, Songbird! He spoke at the theological college I attended, but it was a year prior to my arrival. A year later, he was still the buzz, so naturally I had to read everything I could find that he had published. I’m a fan.
    As for the Hair. ~sigh~ I am agonizing over when to let my hair go grey. I’ve been colouring for a long time and I keep reading about carcinogens in hair treatments…I’m thinking maybe when I hit 50 I’ll do the grey thing.

  4. Haven’t started coloring yet, but the grey is starting to think that there might be strength in numbers. Currently I just call it “platinum” and say it’s the lightest of my shades of blonde.
    Very afraid to start coloring b/c I’ve permed since I was 18, and although my hair grows fast enough that the perming never causes any damage, I’m afraid perming and coloring both will fry it. I was meant to have curly hair! I was! I was! (stomps foot)

  5. I like my grey hair. And yesterday Tottis cut it VERY short – it looks a bit rough still – but in a day or two it will be wonderful 🙂
    Screwing up courage to answer this Friday Five properly-

  6. Ohh I’m too much of a vain coward to let the grey show through- if anyone asks me my hair colour I check the box!
    Love your answer to no 3!

  7. Hmm…that’s twice this week I’ve heard/read that King Lear quote. On Tuesday, it was in the context of Ecclesiastes in Hebrew Bible class…

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