Friday, October 1, 2010

What would you say?

To our followers and readers. We love you. We really, really do. Seriously. So much so, that when a publisher contacted us about a book and asked us to describe what Dirty Sexy Ministry is about, we decided to let you all tell us what you think it's about - how you'd describe it, what makes it unique, and why you read it.

We write sassy stuff, not a business proposal, so HELP!!

Thanks and lots of love,

Mary and Laurie

9 comments:

  1. I love that you celebrate being feminine and Holy and human. You speak the things I (and I'm sure my sisters) are afraid to say out loud. You have helped me to live into my voice as a pastor, preacher, teacher, and priest while at the same time affirming I can still doubt, still question, and even be pissed off at God and some times even the people I do ministry with. One of my greatest desires during seminary was to "get my hands dirty" in ministry, your words have helped me to do that while remembering, sexy is good too!

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  2. Dirty Sexy Ministry is about honesty. You got in your subtitle here "celebrating the Eucharist with a slipping bra strap." I've been there, you've clearly been there, and we aren't alone. There are great and holy things we as priests do and there are slipping bra straps and other mundane to ridiculous things. You talk about both of them. And, hopefully, empower more of us to be honest and transparent about our lives. Thanks be to God!

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  3. I'm a guy as I've mentioned elsewhere in commenting on this blog and I've never come accross a commentary that speaks so eloquently and honestly about what ministry means or should mean. It's worth it's weight in gold.

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  4. This blog is deep, touching, real, funny, and inspiring.

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  5. Your blog is genuine and authentic! When you say "celebrating the Eucharist with a slipping bra strap adds perspective" I know you mean it, because I've been there too, and boy, does it ever add perspective! It goes along with not tripping on your robe during worship because you're wearing heels that day, or realizing that you don't have a single item of clothing on to which you can attach the little microphone under your robe because you've worn a dress instead of pants that day! You deal with the real stuff of life. You show that you have the sensitivity AND tough mindedness to discern the meaningful and true from the baggage that just needs to fall to the wayside in this vocation. (And I so appreciate it!)

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  6. Cuz we Rock! And we gonna get r done. Oh I guess you should take a gloss at a grammatically correct response.

    I think that the ireverant, female view of a (still viewed) traditionally male vocation is the selling point.

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  7. women in ministry who know that fashion, wine & good lookin' men (and women) are just as important as baptism, communion & fellowship talk. as my good pastor friend puts it, "Motivational speaking, plus I sprinkle some water on people during Easter." and she does it w/style, like the trendiest style. (quote is directly from her fb page.)

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  8. You write with integrity, honesty, and openness, about the struggles and joys of ministry and living in the world. You remind us that God's table can hold us all and that those of us with less traditional views and life experiences aren't alone there.

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  9. In a recent article about the results of a survey measuring Americans’ knowledge of religion, the Rev. Adam Hamilton said, "I think that what happens for many Christians is, they accept their particular faith, they accept it to be true and they stop examining it. Consequently, because it's already accepted to be true, they don't examine other people's faiths. ... That, I think, is not healthy for a person of any faith.”

    Reading Dirty, Sexy, Ministry helps me to continually examine my faith and dig deeply into my own beliefs. Just as going to the gym helps me maintain my physical health, reading this blog helps keep my faith healthy instead of stagnant. The wit of these bloggers makes it an enjoyable exercise and one I look forward to on a regular basis.

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