At Central we take a nod from our liturgical brothers and sisters and make our prayer time “of the people.” Given that we are who we are, this takes on a rather odd format, but is nevertheless endearing to me 1.
This image was captured just as prayer time was beginning, and our prayer leader was settling his nerves with a few calming remarks. I almost used him as today’s image, but wasn’t sure he’d appreciate it 2. Still, this image captures much of the peculiar culture of Central. There is modern technology, projecting age-old prayers. The foreground is a typical Baptist “it’s only a remembrance, nothing more,” 3 adorned in the liturgical colors of the Church calendar.
Central is wonderfully peculiar, it’s a privilege to pastor here.
- Though, truth be told, I long of the sheer thoroughness of a liturgical Prayers of the People. ↩
- I got a capture of him in a terrific “evil scientist” pose, though. It’s awesome. ↩
- If Baptists understood the point of a remembrance, they’d drop the “nothing more” and begin thanking Jesus for reminding us he’s still with us. ↩