Marvin In the Midst of a Growing Storm

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  1. Steve Boese on May 8, 2006 at 1:54 am

    Oh my, Marvin…

    I can only imagine that things feel tense and/or embarrassing right now. I commend you for working through the dry mouth and anxiety to stay for the whole sermon, and I’m so glad Soon was there with you.

    And it can certainly get surreal when you know that controversy and prayers are swirling around, both completely wrapped up in each other.

    I used to attend events in Christian schools and churches from time to time where other members of my family were active. Strangers greeted me by name–a few even said that they had been praying for me–so apparently I had been a topic of conversation!

    I learned that it could be empowering to be present for and with my family members there, my head held high, and not get obsessive about what anybody else might be thinking of me.

    At any rate, Marvin, please be gentle with yourself. Even if you’ve decided you wouldn’t do a letter-writing campaign again, you acted in good faith. It won’t surprise me, even if things are strange at church for a while, some good rises up out of the craziness.

  2. Bob Painter on May 10, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    I have to say that this blog leaves me with one major question: what exactly is the church squabbling over? I mean, don’t 99% of the congregation agree with Pastor that homosexuality is a sin–and that homosexuals can be and probably are pedophiles?

    The churches I’ve attended would have no problem with this issue: it would be “Long live the pastor!”


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