Crack me up…

Today’s Fort Worth Star Telegram carries a column by long-time religion writer, Jim Jones, about the Clinton-Carter initiative to bring diverse North American Baptists together in Atlanta next year. When Jones called me the other day for comment, I gave him a few one-line gems for his column, one of which he used. The one he didn’t use is the one I like the most:

“I’m having fun watching Dick Land and Russ Moore dress Mitt Romney to look like an Evangelical, and Bill Clinton to look like a Methodist.”

And then Jones asked me if I would attend. I responded:

“If they invite me, I’ll attend…just to see what’s happening.”

Yes, that’s right. I actually said, “what’s happening.” I cracked up when I read that comment in print, because it sounds…well it sounds so juvenile. I can hear it now.

“Reverend, what did you think about the Atlanta meeting?”

“It was hip, baby. Cool like Christmas. Hangin’ with my peeps.  Just here to represent.”

So without further ado, I give you “What’s Happenin.'”