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I wear jeans to church

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So I came across Twitter pal Bear Cherian’s blog this week. Through his blog, I discovered a whole world of South Indian Twitterers/bloggers. Good to know. I’ve been intensely curious about South Indian culture ever since I joined a new church last April. Plus, it turned out my church almost booked Bear’s band a couple months ago. Small world. Anyway, so on his blog , Bear asks an interesting question: “What are you wearing…?”

He writes, “This is just a “poll” of sorts to get some perspective on your views. It’s for something I’m working on, which I hope to let you all see/read soon.”The jist of his poll is this: Do you wear jeans to church? I wanted to comment, but my thoughts were too scattered. This topic is too fresh, too close-to-home. It warrants a rant.

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Goodnight Mennonite!

That’s what we used to say when we were kids. To say that I was an extremely strange child is no exaggeration…

Let’s move on, shall we? Okay, so Philadelphia City Paper published a front-page cover in its March 12, 2009 issue titled “Believe it or Not:
Meet the reluctant face of Kensington’s radical Christian movement
.”

I am totally loving City Paper’s recent stories. Maybe I pay more attention now. But I doubt it. I think their covers are becoming a little less artsy/hipster/cooler-than-though-but-too-cool-to-use-the-word-“cool” and a little more Philly. Which is to say more stories I care about :P Jazmine Sullivan. Olney. You get the jist. Sometimes it feels like they’re reading my blog mind. Kudos to Brian Howard and his team.

Okay, focus. So last week’s CP cover story was about a bunch of Eastern University graduates, evangelical Christian, hippy dippy types who are living in a house in Kensington and spreading the Word (and a lil’ somethin’ something’ us crazy Christians like to call social Gospel).

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