Religion Month of Sundays
posted by June 14 at 10:48 AMon
The visit 30 churches idea and article was brilliant. Loved your piece about Quest. Seriously. Brutal, hilarious, and damn good writing.
I do have one correction. I also did pour wine!
Thanks for the visit and swing by again next year…
Swing by next year? Is Eugene suggesting that we make “Month of Sundays” an annual event? It’s not a bad idea…
Oh, and Eugene Cho has a blog—“Beauty and Depravity”. It’s worth reading—hell, seeing as Cho actually has a sense of humor, we might have to add his blog to our “Friends of Slog” list.
UPDATE: Here’s what Cho has to say about “Month of Sundays” at his blog…
Best Press About Our Church Ever
The title is not a joke. We received—what I perceive to be the best press about our church ever. Bar none. We’ve had our share of media from the local press. Last week, there was a solid article and great pic of the merger story. This past December, there was a dedicated “portrait” of my personal story in the popular magazine insert called Pacific Northwest in the Sunday paper. But this morning, someone sent me some info of a great article from The Stranger—the premier rebellious, hilarious, provocative, alternative, and very popular weekly newspaper. They advertise themselves as the “only newspaper in Seattle.” [It’s a good paper - minus the raunchy over the top sex ads near the back of the magazine.]
Seattle is infamously known as the least “unchurched city in America.” The Northwest is the least unchurched region in America. But it isn’t godless or spiritual. It’s a beautiful place - full of life, questions, conversations, and such. What I love the most about living in this city and this region is that you have to earn the right to have your voice in the larger marketplace of thoughts, ideas, and philosophies.
Anyway, the Stranger staff sent 30 of their staff to visit 30 churches this past Sunday and they wrote up the most brutal and simultaneously, hilarious “reviews” of these churches. I am so excited - honestly - that Quest actually made the list! I feel so cool. Like, I finally have been accepted as a true Seattle-ite.