Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Uhmm... who would have thought that after my post I would have get hater-emails? Not me! Let me clarify a few points that were brought up in emails:

1) I don't care what denom you are. I'm not trying to proselytze. My Baptist women rocked my world, and if we could all be like them, the world would be a better place.
2) Some of my friends in ministry took this very personal. I'm just asking you not to. I'm not attacking you.
3) If you think I am, THEN CALL ME OUT. I don't want confrontation, but I'm not going to run from it, especially since I posted on the Internet. Again, this was not to attack or provoke anybody.
4) And I think Non-denominational really is it's own denomination. And yes, that's a blog for another day. Makes me think of Pee Wee Herman's phrase "I know you are but what am I?!"

I am so blessed, and have been blessed, by having friends in ministry, literally EVERY type of ministry from babies to senior citizens, addicts, to the homeless, urban to very citi-fied, small time church, to rockin' 25,000 folks. Everyone has such different personalities to bring to their jobs, and God has equipped them all, each of us, with incredible talents and gifts. And yet, we are all called to ultimately do The Same Thing. Fulfill the Great Commission. To just tell people about Jesus. And we do it in everyway, living it, preaching it, singing it, with puppets, with music, with dramas, a few mimes, sign-language on occassion, school buses, waterguns, in the military, and the drainage ditches in Cleveland.

And you will never receive the appreciations, pats on the back, accollades, rewards that you deserve, here on this earth.

But, in heaven, you will receive the greatest reward! Eternal life! Time with Jesus! Hopefully a really cool room in the mansions of Heaven besides Moi! (I know you were going for that last one too, huh?) You will receive a crown!

And like Rita Springer says: "It's gonna be worth. It's gonna be worth it. It's gonna be Worth It All."


Holly said...

You know what Jenn? I have to agree that sometimes Christians can be the most judgmental "haters" in the bunch. I have seen it play out several times in the church I work for and it's sad. I totally "got" what you were saying and heck....I'm in ministry work.

I also agree that the more I think on it, "non-demon" is its own denomination. You and I grew up in pretty different church scenes, but I don't think I've ever had issue with it. My best friend grew up Church of Christ and sure she and I disagree on views of music and women's role in ministry....but we still accept one another fully.

You know I love ya for saying what you think!

Jenn said...

I don't think the word "thanks" does justice here for you. Love you!