- St. Lawrence Church in Fairhope, AL appears to be one kickin' parish. It's also my mom's. I am pretty dang impressed by the spirit of the place--traditional and "modern", reverent, and very involved with the local community--every time I attend. I wish I had pictures of the interior of the church: beautiful and theologically thoughtful.
- Memphis style BBQ is great. But not exactly ideal "eat and run" airport food.
- Does anyone else call a day trip to the oceanfront with three kids, none of whom are great swimmers, as "7 hours cheating death"? (We survived and had fun.)
- I came back to find fellow blogger Meredith Gould's new book, The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today, in my mail. Thanks for the copy, Meredith! And congrats. It looks like a fantastic book on communication for pastoral ministers (the spiritual and practical combined, with Meredith's flair for writing).
- Also: Paul at Alive and Young passed his exams and received an M.A. in Theology from Notre Dame. Congrats!
- The "6 quirks meme" that Deacon Scott, Korrektiv, and Alex tagged me with: Look, I have no quirks. None, I tell you! Whatever qualifies as a quirk, I've confessed elsewhere on the blog, and I' would have to start adopting quirks to do this meme. I haven't sunk to this point. Yet.
But if I were to adopt quirks, I'd whistle Gregorian chant in the elevator, start each class with liturgical dance, start each morning with a V-8, alternate my southern accent (which I can recall in a flash) with a cockney accent every other sentence, refuse to read theologians unless their names contain the letter K, and sign my name in Greek. That would be fun.