"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


so, the new baptist covenant

I'm so tired, and it's been less than 24 hours. Thus I give you, the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant by the numbers, etc.:
  • MLK references by major speakers: 9
  • Exes run into: 1
  • General consensus at our luncheon table: "Well, that's a pretty good ratio."
  • Number of times semi-acosted by members of the Secret Service who were escorting Jimmy Carter through: 1
  • Level of fanhood of Al Gore: still low
  • Total number of sermons that Tony Campolo still has: 1
  • Quality of Tony Campolo's one sermon: excellent
  • Best sermon so far: William Shaw
  • New hero: Marian Wright Edelman
  • Number of welcoming and affirming Baptist groups allowed to sponsor the NBC: 0
  • Number of welcoming and affirming Baptist groups that have a booth at the NBC: 1
  • Most ridiculously over-the-top displays in the entryway to the plenary hall that can apparently be bought when your president plans the event: Mercer University
  • Number of times our alarm clock made a funny, inexplicable sound all night long every hour on the half hour: 6
  • Amount of REM sleep I got, even with earplugs: 0
  • Parts of my life from which I have run into people associated with those times and places: Baylor, Yale, UT, Kenya
  • Number of Congolese bands playing Swahili songs in worship this morning: 1

That'll have to do for now. I need a nap.


Anonymous Tina said...

Thanks for the perspective on the Convention. This video by the Archbishop of Canterbury is worth knowing about as well: http://acropolisreview.com/2008/01/archbishop-of-canterbury-rowan-williams.html

Saturday, February 02, 2008 1:40:00 AM

Blogger Big Daddy Weave said...

1 ex, you say? I can top that. Two for me. And I ducked and dodged when I saw each one - but that didn't help. Arg.

To be honest, while I was supposed to be note-taking for Baptists Today during the luncheon, my addiction to the internets lured me to the blogosphere during half of Gore's presentation. So my level of fanhood remains at nil.

Sunday, February 03, 2008 1:33:00 AM

Blogger Ann said...

my fanhood is high. but i too was highly disillusioned by the buzzing alarm clock...

Sunday, February 03, 2008 10:55:00 PM


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