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There, I said it (ten in a series)

Exactly how many conferences do Christians need, anyway?

(This message brought to you by the constant influx of junk mail and spam I receive at work.)
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You know there's no growing as a Christian outside of conferences, classes and Sunday sermons, right?
Right! Without conferences, we would eventually (within 3 weeks) forget about Jesus entirely and start to sacrifice children! Children, Jess!
I am attending a Live Meeting where that topic is being discussed.
I'm registered for the seminar where we'll be discussing your Live Meeting.
Dunno. But listening and getting all excited is so much more fun than actually, you know, going out and doing something.
Perish the thought!
I don't know, but the icon is PERFECT!!!!
I have about a billion more icon slots available, so I probably don't have an excuse for not having a good icon (except my lack of creativity).
as a former employee of a christian camp and conference center i'd like to say; every day living has changed my life dramatically
Me too. Well, some days more dramatically than others.
At least 42. Or at least that's what the people who are making profit from the conferences think. You know I think Jesus was upset about hat sort of thing wasn't He? You know...that time when He turned over the tables in the synagogue...

Kinda makes you think...
42 sounds like a good number—each weekend of the year, with ten off for good behavior.

at least two

I need at least two mountain top experiences per year or I might back slide. Gotta get my fix.

My church is great, but they like that 40 days of purpose and 40 days of community thing. We're all supposed to memorize verses together, read the same studies, and study the same stuff in our small groups. They do this every few years, and we're doing it now. Makes me nuts, personally. I don't like slickness. It feels, well, too slippery. There are good points, but I personally feel I could get the point without going through 7 weeks of it. Ho hum.

I did like when our church did a "pay it forward" thing a few years back though. There were 40 people each service given $100 each and they had to find a way to give it to the community. Some people raised money and made much more with it, one woman baked bread for fire fighters. We actually thought ours got stolen from my husband's truck when it was broken into (the envelope was there but empty). We sold our car, and when we went through the car, the money was still there (we actually had gone to businesses and collected a little more). We gave it to a missions project at church that is planting churches in Asia (using local people).

Anyway, all the slick packaging is hard to take!

Re: at least two

I'm with you on the slickness.
hallelujah and freaking amen brother.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!


and that can apply to sooooo many other things, such as how many versions of the "prayer of jabez" does a Christian need?
As many as we can buy!

(Sadly, my bookshelves and CD racks have remnants of my 1990s Christian buying frenzies. It's a bit embarrassing.)
I barely know what you're all talking about. I'm simply grateful to be let through the doors. So far no one has stopped me from reading the Scripture, though on rare occasion that I prayed aloud amongst a group of Christian Men, well, put modestly, it caused a minor sensation because I got it wrong in an amusing way. I've just lost touch, I guess, but am relentlessly orthodox in my theology. Creeds and all that.

I'm glad your life remains so ideal. God plays favorites in a good way, I was just thinking. David and Moses and Lee. You know. Aspirations for the rest of us.
I wish I barely knew what I was talking about in this case.

My life is about as ideal as theirs, which is to say, notsomuch. I'm just as faithless and weak, but the same God holds me up, and that's what counts.

PS

I know this is even more unrelated than my last comment (I am intoxicated, aloft on the lotus blossoms of night time cold medicines), but I wondered if you have seen a Johnny Depp movie about John Wilmot, The Second Earl of Rochester, or if you know much about Wilmot in general. I read somewhere that Rochester was, beyond the pestilence and squalor of Sin, a great story of grace. I wondered if you know more. I'd like to find his correspondence with Burnett, or Bennett, or whoever his evangelist was, if extant. Just thinking.

Re: PS

Not only do I not know more, I didn't even know anything until now. What's the name of the film?