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An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

An interesting place to have a Bible study

Yep, Hooters.

These people MUST be way holier than I am. How could you possibly "study" the Bible with blaring rock music and scantily clad waitresses wandering about? I suppose once they are really "in tune" with Jesus they can move on to strip clubs. I am astonished...really I am. No way this would work for me, kudos to those that can focus on the bible in such places.

...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 1:30 PM [+]
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I don't know... even when I was an out-and-out lesbian all I ever wanted to do with the girls at Hooters was take them to my mother for a decent meal. The rock music, now that's another matter.

By Blogger i;ajgnlkaj, at 2:16 PM  

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Definately just had a frustrating discussion over email with a large group of people. They think blasphemy is fun it seems. But, about that study. I guess anybody will find a reason to get to Hooters (as Matt Clark put's it... Tits).

By Blogger done, at 12:22 PM  

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Terry Erickson, director of evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national campus ministry organization, questioned whether a Hooters Bible study could be effective.

"The whole idea is wanting to go where people are at, but the question is, can the place where you're meeting, can it enhance what you're trying to accomplish or does it distract?" he said. "I think someone who comes to Hooters is looking for something else."
This quote from the article caught my eye - The obvious qualities of hooters aside, did the people who were at Mars hill really come there for a sermon? to have their life changed? Isn't part of evangelism reclaiming all that which has been lost to sin in it's various forms?
If hooters is a cultural icon or a locus for some human activity, how do you reclaim it if not by wading in a demonstrating the relevance of the Gospel? My question to Erikson, who does it distract? (besides me)

By Blogger sf, at 12:47 PM  

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Perhaps one day they will be so mature in Christ that they will begin meeting in strip clubs? Or after their bible study they can discuss theology over an x-rated movie?

By Blogger Imran Currah, at 2:11 PM  

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maybe i'm being stupid but is it about where they meet or who they're meeting? The article makes specific reference to the wait staff and other non-believers participating. Could they meet at starbucks? yes. Is it required? well that's an interesting question. Personally, I would be very uncomfortable doing what they are doing (much less a strip joint) but that dosn't mean that there isn't someone who could bring the gospel to those places.

By Blogger sf, at 8:24 PM  

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I just had a lengthy discussion of this matter with Steve and my wife. In the end I asked my wife if it would be okay with her for me to begin going to Hooters to evangelize the waitresses and she said: "No leave that to the single christian men who are still looking for convert wives" (Oops, did I say that outloud?) No, seriously, my wife laughed and said "no way" because she "knew me too well."

Which in the end highlights the overall point of my post: I couldn't do it. For me, it would be akin to spiritual sado-masichism.

By Blogger JamesoftheNorthwest, at 12:47 AM  

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