I don't have cable, so I never saw the documentary One Punk Under God, the story of Jay Bakker. Luckily, my personal spiritual guide, LJR, is all over the saving of my soul and knew about his appearance today at St. Aidan's.
The tag- he's the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
He's 30 years old and has started his own ministry: Revolution. The concept is pretty simple- Jesus already loves you. And, Jesus loves everybody. So, instead of beating up yourself and others over the tenets of religion, just try to be a better person. With an edge. The t-shirts say "Religion Kills."
St. Aidan's is a small, very attractive neighborhood church up in Diamond Heights. Kind of Catholic Lite. They have rituals, but the bible is covered with tasteful folk-art patch cloth and seating surround the pulpit rather than being up front. Jay spoke for about 20 minutes and he was engaging, funny, poignant, and going over the head of most the congregation. Now I gotta check out the series.
Having already nourished my soul, LJR then took me out for a Birthday Lunch at Cliff House to nourish the rest of me. We had a great time being served by the Lovely Amanda watching the fog clear out over the ocean. And then everyone went home for a nap.
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Go in Peace