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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Suffering servant wanted.

Harvard Divinity School's answer to The Onion is The Skeptic. Here's an "upcoming summer field education placement" notice from the May issue:

Ninth Church of God in Heaven, Swampscott, MA
Ninth Church is seeking an intern for the year 2004-5. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: organizing and working with youth group; lesson planning and implementation for Sunday School and Adult Education; scheduling or worship services; music leader and piano player for all services (proficiency with guitar, flute and harmonica also encouraged); weekly preaching; light administrative duties, including phone call management, copying, coffee-maker supervision, janitorial 'assisting,' daily opening and locking up of worship space and office. Additional options for Arts of Ministry may include responsibility for the pastor's laundry and shining his shoes. There is no stipend, travel subsidy or supervision for this field site.

Sometimes satire comes dangerously close to the truth.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 27 May 2004 at 5:39 PM

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Scott, not Swampscott:

May 27, 2004 06:58 PM | Permalink for this comment

I suppose we're supposed to take a hint from the location of this church that richer environs are more guilty of enjoying slave labor than the working class ones?

Or did the writer just like the name Swampscott? (I do.)


May 31, 2004 09:58 PM | Permalink for this comment

Why are you complaining, Chutney? We let you stay in the parsonage with the pastor and his family for free!

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