Saturday, January 24, 2009
Is Anybody Really Surprised?
Okay, so I'm procrastinating.
It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, all the chores are done (well, mostly) and I had dedicated this time to finish my sermon so I could maybe watch a movie tonight.
Then, I went blogging . . .checking out who's saying what in which neighborhood. Blame it all on Kirke. She has this little test thingy up in her neighborhood where you can see which church father you are.
So, I took it. It takes less than 5 minutes. Three, tops.
Turns out, I'm most like Origen. You remember him. Very early Christian scholar and theologian from Alexandria. Got kicked out by the Patriarch for being ordained without permission. (Tee hee)
He's famous for saying, "The glory of God is (hu)man(kind) fully alive."
Sounds like me, right?
Here's what the website had to say about Origen.
You do nothing by half-measures. If you’re going to read the Bible, you want to read it in the original languages. If you’re going to teach, you’re going to reach as many souls as possible, through a proliferation of lectures and books. If you’re a guy and you’re going to fight for purity … well, you’d better hide the kitchen shears.
I'm not sure about the 'kitchen shears' thing. Anybody know that story?
Here's a link if you want to see which Church Father you're most like. Just in case you need to procrastinate, too.