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Sunday, March 4, 2007

Religious Tension & Power Point

I was approached again this morning at church about helping out on the ministry team running Power Point during worship.

#1 I have a hard time with Power Point. I think that it's cheezy.

#2 I am kind of irritated at the style of "worship" that they do. It sounds like a cheap imitation of what I hear on the contemporary Christian station.

#3 I am feeling tension about running presentations for things that I'm not totally behind. Although I suppose I could do it out of support for what the church is trying to accomplish; but my beliefs are not totally behind it.

#4 My biggest issue is that I have a problem saying no, especially when I don't feel like I have a good enough reason to say yes.

I do have an issue with feeling disconnected though. I feel that my theology is leading me more down the path of being a Unitarian rather than an Evangelical. [Well, probably not exactly a Unitarian, but I can't think of a description for what I am] I'm sure that once that came out I wouldn't be allowed to be a part of "ministry." But I dont' want to purposely cause any issues for myself or my family...but moreso for my family...but moreso for my wife.

So I was given a brief questionaire to fill out. The questions were simple and so are my answers-

a.) Why do you feel called to be a part of the worship team- I don't; someone asked me to help out and I can't think of an acceptable reason that anyone would take for my saying "no."

b.) How many Sundays a month are you available- I will say 2. I like to be flexible and I don't want to become the only contact for this.

c.) Have you read the guidelines for being on the worship team- Yes, about a year and a half ago but I don't remember a whole lot about it.

Do I sound wishy-washy? I think I do. At what point does ambiguity lose its bliss?

4 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

LOL!

I wish I'd had the guts to put down on my "ministry application" when they hog-tied me to the sound board then the "Computer Overhead Ministry".

Nice blog!

Eric

March 7, 2007 at 6:28 PM  
Anonymous NORM said...

Hi Chris,

NORM here. Believe me, I KNOW the feeling. Check out my post on the Ventura County Lutherans (let me know if you need the link)under the Evangelism thread toward the end.

Thank G-d for these message boards. I think that I would actually explode if I could not express all of these strange thoughts banging around in my head.

It's encouraging to know I'm not alone.

Nice Blog, dude. How's the fam?

NORM

March 7, 2007 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger The Raging Paradoxidation said...

Hey Norm and Eric, thanks for stopping by.

Yeah, the blogg-o-sphere and message boards can be very therapeutic.[or therapubic if you're an adolescent]

I tried to find that post, Norm, but I think that I may have missed it. I've tried to keep up on your posts and may have even read the one you're referring to but I don't recall it. Go ahead and send me the link if you still have it.

The fam, not bad. I'll dig up your email from the Chat Closet and drop you a line.

March 7, 2007 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Cooper said...

word

March 9, 2007 at 1:01 PM  

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