By Alexander Carpenter
We’ve got some exciting things planned for the future of the Spectrum Blog and I thank everyone who reads and comments here. We’re almost at 2000 comments and it looks like Elaine may be driving some of that. Did you know that she’s somewhere around ninety? There’s something to that Sevy lifestyle. . . Update: oops, as one can see I was wrong there, but I guess I was adding extra years of wisdom. . . You’re a treasure Elaine!
Anyway, today’s post is a place for your random thoughts — props to Rochelle. What’s on your mind this week besides hermeneutics, creation, and Adventism?
Feel free to drop a random comment below. I’m getting ready for my Masterpieces of Religious Art class tomorrow afternoon where we’ll be studying Stephen de Staebler’s Winged Figure. I also had some good baked eggplant for dinner and a great Ben and Jerry’s Half-baked ice cream bar. . .mmm.
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I had a dream last night, a dream of General Conference Sessions past and future. I stood in the center of a stadium, packed with people, all captivated by the music and stagecraft in front of them. I looked around and felt a sadness that kept growing inside of me until it was overwhelming.
Some time ago I was sitting in what quite possibly was the most boring church service I have ever been in. (No, I won’t tell you where I was.) There couldn’t have been more than 50 people in the sanctuary, and I’m being generous. We sang no less than 5 hymns. All hymns were sung in a dry, slow manner. The sermon seemed uninspired, barely prepared, and was presented with no sense of conviction. It felt like we were in church for three hours. We were in church for about 70 minutes.