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The Animals Went In Two By Two [Mar. 1st, 2009|12:24 pm]
Tony Grist
Graham had prepared a sermon on Noah's ark,- complete with a hand-out of coloured pictures downloaded from Wikipedia- on the understanding that the children's organisations would be filling the front pews. I don't know why, but they didn't show.  Nothing daunted, he gave out his sheets, had us singing "The animals went in two by two", then addressed himself to the non-existent children- even appealing to a couple of them by name (cleverly remembered from the last time he was here). It was all very jolly and post-modern and- unless I'm totally misreading the mood-  people entered into the spirit of it and enjoyed themselves. That's something I like about this church; it doesn't take itself too seriously.. Really, I think I need to forget my theological prissiness- accept that I want to be with these people- and just get stuck in.

Here's one of Graham's pretty pictures. It's from the Nuremburg Chronicle of 1493

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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2009-03-01 05:37 pm (UTC)

I think I need to forget my theological prissiness

- accept that I want to be with these people - and just get stuck in.
I agree. Situations that 'work' are pretty thin on the ground these days no matter what you worship, so why not relax and enjoy! (As my ex-husbands Jewish grandmother used to say.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-01 05:45 pm (UTC)

Re: I think I need to forget my theological prissiness

I think "relax and enjoy" is exactly what I'm going to do. This church makes me happy.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2009-03-01 07:07 pm (UTC)

Re: I think I need to forget my theological prissiness

This church makes me happy.

I thought that's what it was all about!

I do like the picture from the Nürnberg Chronicles!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-01 07:44 pm (UTC)

Re: I think I need to forget my theological prissiness

I love it how the ark is basically a fifteenth century caravel with a shed on top.
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2009-03-01 07:09 pm (UTC)

Re: I think I need to forget my theological prissiness

Good for you
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2009-03-01 08:03 pm (UTC)
My husband was looking at this over my shoulder and made the comment that all of the people in the picture can't have gone on the Ark. There ar more people working on the project that Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth. Typical of these speculative investors, when the predictions came good, Noah left his contract workforce behind!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-02 09:49 am (UTC)
He's right, of course!

I wonder if the illustrator knew what he was doing?
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