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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Monday, 10 May 2010

Hilarious!

3 comments:

David Reimer said...

Dunno. It's polished, it's almost clever, there is "poking-fun-at-self"...

... but I thought Bill Kinnon hit a bullseye with his analysis.

Whaddaya think?

Robin Parry said...

David

That is an interesting analysis. However, whatever the makers of the video intend, I don't see why it cannot function ironically and subversively. In fact, it is hard not to see it as undermining such ways of being church even if the makers never intended it as such.

To be honest though, I don't actually think that such meetings are as superficial as this video makes them out to be. It rightly makes us ask awkward questions but we are also free to critique the critique as going too far.

BTW - I re-read your "redeeming politics in Jeremiah" this morning. Good stuff.

'Christian faith is purposeful participation in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ' said...

Absolutely tremendous! So sadly true ..... Thank you, bro, for making me laugh with joy once again