09 October 2010

Two Pics from Pastoral Conference...

...'nuff said:


10 comments:

Rev. David M. Juhl said...

Nice to see you all still don't take yourselves seriously in SID!

Paul McCain said...

I have GOT to get me one of those "Geek Orthodox" shirts.

Rev. James Leistico said...

Buetow said he wore it for you. But under further questioning said it had nothing to do with you.

Chris said...

Hey, I'll even take a Geek Orthodox one!

Past Elder said...

Makes me hungry for some gyros and baklava. Or even better, this chicken breast dish they had in this private Greek club I kinda sorta fell into in when I was in London (long story, don't ask).

I know Halloween is coming up but is there a reason why a mitre is worn with daily "clerical" garb?

William Weedon said...

The miter was a joke gift from Pr. Curtis's mom - she makes vestments - and he thought that if President Scharr kept it in his office, it would remind him of the common office we share as episcopoi of the Church. He reminded us all before he handed over the miter that as Lutherans we teach a unitive office.

Past Elder said...

That's cool. Context is everything!

Jim Huffman said...

I'm wondering how Lutherans would react if a similar play on words (this time on "Lutheran") was done on a t-shirt for another group.

William Weedon said...

Jimbo,

At least one Orthodox (Chris) wants one! I think they appreciate the pun. I think a Lutheran would too. But how do you with the word "Lutheran"???

Jim Huffman said...

I remember very vividly when a Lutheran pastor took umbrage at a Reformed theologian who mocked Luther by a play on his name. "Luder" has several unsavory meanings in both German and Danish.

The question isn't whether one Orthodox Christian found it amusing. What's at stake is respect for other Christian communities, and how Lutherans would react to such a thing.