Author Topic: Herb Brokering, R.I.P  (Read 1900 times)

Charles_Austin

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Re: Herb Brokering, R.I.P
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2009, 05:08:38 AM »
And why would wearing "rainbow stoles" be a bad thing?

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2009, 08:02:17 AM »
Rev. Austin,

If the color of the stole matters, then it should agree with the rest of the paraments.  A rainbow stole, to me, always seemed as if the pastor was too confused as to what season/day of the Church Year he was in.  That, plus it looks too much like a clown for my taste.  But that is just my opinion.

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Re: Herb Brokering, R.I.P
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2009, 08:08:02 AM »
Could it be because "rainbow stoles" have come to have a particular political meaning in the ELCA?

From what I remember about Herb Brokering, he was into rainbows long before they were a political statement.  I'm sure the choir members wore the stoles to honor him, not to support any particular political stance within the ELCA.
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Re: Herb Brokering, R.I.P
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 10:07:07 AM »
Rev. Austin,

If the color of the stole matters, then it should agree with the rest of the paraments.  A rainbow stole, to me, always seemed as if the pastor was too confused as to what season/day of the Church Year he was in.  That, plus it looks too much like a clown for my taste.  But that is just my opinion.

Should the choir be wearing any stoles? Aren't they meant to be a sign of ordination?
"The church had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009, 04:36:53 PM »
Was not the service at Central Lutheran .... was not the steeple knocked over .... must have been leftover from the previous service.....
Nuff said......