Wednesday, January 5, 2005

When It's Time To Change, You've Got To Rearrange

I am afraid that my time in the magical world of Christian retail has come to an end. I was offered a part-time job at my church, and I made the jump.

This blog will still exist. I’ll still make fun of the Christian culture, but I envision this space growing to encompass more general discussions of faith and culture along with critiques of bumper stickers. This was bound to happen anyway. You can make fun of Joel Osteen’s hair for only so long before you get bored.

I believe this change will be positive. It’s like when Good Morning Miss Bliss became Saved By The Bell. We all cried at the departure of Hayley Mills as the lovably kooky Miss Bliss. But in return, we were given Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski. If that’s not divine providence, I don’t know what is.

17 comments:

Stevruski said...

LOL! I'll never forget that Saved by the Bell jump.

Congrats on the jump from Christian retail!

I appreciate your writing, Ben. The Christian subculture has irked me a lot over the years and it's nice to hear likewise opinions from time to time rather than the usual. I'll look forward to reading your future postings about this and other things.

-Stephen

Halden said...

Congrats the escape from any retail position is a good one. Good Luck in the future. I'll keep reading.

Waterfall said...

Congratulations on the new job! Your blog is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. Glad you're going to continue it.

naomi said...

Yes, but now that you are at church you know we will take advantage of your love for organization. Still, it's great to know the office is in good hands *grin*

Saved by the Bell - I feel so old.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best. This has been a good read. Having worked at a church, I believe that you'll still have plenty of things to post about in the same vein.

Danny
danny.brendoman.com

Kyle said...

I always thought the NBC Saturday line up entirely ripe for religious analogy. Um. Just the same, good luck!

Anonymous said...

Pee_Truck:

Not only did Save by the Bell give us Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (now known as Tiffani Thiessen), it gave us Mark-Paul Gosselaar, still known as such. ;-)

kate said...

Good for you, Ben. Onward and upward and out of the drech!

Kate

Streak said...

Is working for a church a lateral move?

I suspect that, as someone else said, you will have plenty to blog about. I will trust in that, because your stuff is good.

Anonymous said...

Hey, congratulations!

Believe me, you will find PLENTY to blog about (make fun of) on church staff. PLENTY. Seriously.

good brady reference, btw.

betsy

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best in your transition, Ben. I've enjoyed your blog thus far and look forward to more good stuff.

- Andrew

catholic_girl said...

I will miss reading your priceless commentary on the, um, thought-provoking world of Christian retail, but look forward to seeing what comes next for you!

Kristofer said...

Hi, I hope you like your new job. I was inspired by your blog and clothes blogs like Preshrunk when trying to find cool christian clothes, things to wear with a message about my faith. So I had to start my own:

Believers' wearKristofer

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