March 25th, 2005



The Good Friday service today was just... just... wow. Instead of a sermon and blah, our fabulous Creative Arts people did an integrated dance/drama/song/reading/reflections thing. They basically walked through the Passion, but it was just mesmerizing.

Hats off to the woman who played the Mary-role - it was probably only 10 minutes, but her gut-wrenching sorrow had us all crying by the end of it. I mean... she really got us to realize how tragic Christ's death was on a human level. It was a solo monologue of a mother watching her son suffer and die. It was crushing.

And The Man. My goodness. Okay, first let me explain. The entire service was kinda artsy-fartsy modern, with a static set (a platform, some plants, and a loooooong roll of scarlet cloth hanging from ceiling to floor) and very focused lighting. And while there was a small rotating cast that played different roles and did different readings all the way through, there was one Man. He leapt onstage in the beginning and basically stayed onstage throughout, isolated from the rest of the cast, with the cloth. I can't describe how exquisite it is to watch a really talented male dancer perform the Christ-role - struggle and pain and death. It was goosebumpy electric. And sometimes all he was doing was sitting still, half-tangled in red cloth, while a song was being sung, or a passage of scripture read, or a candle extinguished. Absolutely magnetic. It was exquisite.

I feel incredibly grateful for a church that truly embraces the idea that "church" isn't just a bunch of songs and a sermon and a prayer, but true worship and love for God can be expressed in a variety of ways - from feeding the hungry to visual art... hymns and techno beats.

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Makes NO sense...

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Stability |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Orderliness |||||| 30%
Empathy |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||| 70%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 63%
Mystical |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Artistic |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism |||| 16%
Materialism |||||||||||| 43%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 70%
Adventurousness |||||| 30%
Work ethic |||||||||| 36%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||| 36%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 70%
Romantic |||| 16%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 43%
Anti-authority |||||| 23%
Wealth |||||||||||||||| 63%
Dependency |||||||||||| 50%
Change averse |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||| 56%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Peter pan complex || 10%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Food indulgent |||||||||||||||| 70%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 70%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 63%
Hypersensitivity |||||| 30%
Female cliche |||||||||||||||||| 76%

Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..

Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were high which suggests you are overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.

trait snapshot:
messy, disorganized, social, tough, outgoing, rarely worries, self revealing, open, risk taker, likes the unknown, likes large parties, makes friends easily, likes to stand out, likes to make fun of people, reckless, optimistic, positive, strong, does not like to be alone, ambivalent about chaos, abstract, impractical, not good at saving money, fearless, trusting, thrill seeker, not rule conscious, enjoys leadership, strange, loves food, abstract, rarely irritated, anti-authority, attracted to the counter culture

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"likes to make fun of people"... heh heh.

"not good at saving money"?!?!!!! ExCUUUUUSE me!!! I'm 21 and I have 'investments'!!

Low work ethic!??! Impractical!? Likes large parties!!??!?