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Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis
I think it goes without saying that the wedding I recently participated in nearly took me out.
I’m not as young as I used to be, and all those kids and the music, to say nothing of those little wedding mints, can really do a number on a guy like me. I tire quicker than a turtle on treadmill, and I am easily confused by pretty much anything that happened after 1989.
But that is simply what is called: Preaching. So boo hoo. Toughen up. If you can’t stand the sermon get out of the pulpit.
Over the years, Preachers have been thrown into lion’s dens, buried in sand up to their necks, tied to bungee cords and used like a tether ball, been made to head up pot luck dinners for baby showers, exposed to freezing cold baptismal lake water in Colorado, made to play Moses in Vacation Bible School, and worst of all, made to oversee a bunch of teens as they devour pizza’s…right in front of them.
This last offense can be particularly cruel for a Preacher to endure. For anyone over the age of 35, it’s just amazingly hard to watch. I must remember to notify the Geneva Convention about this. And probably SAG.
Still…we Preach on. Or in this case, BLEACH (blog-preach) on.
Because we’re Preachers…and have no idea of how to fix computers or do brain surgery, or change the oil in cars at Jiffy Lube. We MUST Preach or we don’t eat.
One of the ways I “Keep On Keeping On” is by keeping my mind focused on upcoming opportunities to Preach. I can get through almost anything if I know I’ve got a gig coming up. And today is no exception.
After surviving this weekend’s wedding, I loaded Gidget and some extra mints in our MPT (Mobile Preaching Transport – AKA my Subaru) and was immediately notified on my cell phone that I was needed to preach in Malibu next week.
I guess they needed the best. They found it. ME.
So Gidget and I are now winging our way to California (and by winging I mean driving the Subaru) to “Get My Preach On” out there.
I’m excited. I love Preaching at people I’m pretty sure are already doing a fair amount of sinning. Which is why preaching in California is like shooting water in a barrel of water. You CAN’T miss.
I’m gonna tear it up.
So, if you are anywhere within a 1000 miles of Malibu on June 16th I will expect to see you there for this big LIVE Preach-fest. I need your help. After all it IS California…things could get a little rough out there what with all the Hippies and Sit-com stars and whales. Whales have been known to swallow Preachers whole – just ask Jonah.
I think I’ll probably start with preaching against bikinis. I believe they are the tip of a very big, unholy ice burg. Could be a whole series by itself.
It’s on. I’m gone. See you there.
As together we stand and sing.
For five years, Greg was host and contributing producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show, “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” He also hosted Nickelodeon’s “Total Panic”, the ESPN music video show “Max Out”, several segments of NBC’s “Inside Stuff” with Ahmad Rashad, and a number of specials for the premium movie channel SHOWTIME. For 6 years he co-hosted the NBA’s “Stay In School Spectacular” for NBC, working with Sinbad, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Kid N Play, Boys II Men, Salt N Peppa, and Wil Smith.
As an actor, Greg appeared on “The George Lopez Show”, “The District”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Newsradio”, “Mad About You”, “Sesame Street”, “Ghost Writer”, and “World Cup Comedy” as well as many TV and radio commercials for Honday, Subaru, Nestle’s, Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, Buick, Mitsubishi, Sprint, McDonald’s, Charles Schwab and others.
Greg received strong reviews for his portrayal of a crazed acting teacher in the play ACTOR! at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. He starred in the independent films “Interviewing GOD”, “Chaos Theory”, appeared with Katharine Ross in “Eye Of The Dolphin”, and it’s sequel, “Way Of The Dolphin”. This year he produced and starred in the short comedy film, “Killer”, which he also wrote.
For over eight years he was the voice of Principal (Mayor) White on the Award-winning cartoon, DOUG. He’s voiced several episodes of “The E! Hollywood True Story”, two Documentaries, the video cartoon series “Hoop Dogs”, and a video for the “Sundance Institute” with Robert Redford.
After sharing the stage with such notable improvisers as Fred Willard, Wayne Brady, and Edie McClure, Greg went on to share his improvisation-based creative training course, “Throw The Bunny”, for MATTEL, Disney, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, The American Film Institute, J.W. Tumbles and Old Nave to high acclaim.
As a writer, Greg worked on the award-wining cartoon, DOUG, P.B. & J. OTTER, The Sundance Channel, MATTEL, The Longaberger Company, Disney, PBS, ESPN ZONE, J.W. Tumbles, Proctor & Gamble, Lucastudios and FOX. He co-created and wrote an original children’s television series entitled, SCOOBS, for The Britt Allcroft Company of Thomas The Tank Engine fame. He wrote, produced and performed three one-man shows entitled, Satan’s In The Toaster, Converstational Insanity, and When Bad Things Happen to Good Sermons. He currently writes and performs for the stage show TOKENS, and recently toured with The Apostles Of Comedy. Greg has written and produced music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and MATTEL, and is currently recording a collection of his own original music in Nashville.
Greg was been involved in both television and stage show development with Nickelodeon, Disney, Jumbo Pictures, Klutz Toys, Cartoon Pizza, Nelvana, The Britt Allcroft Company and country music legend, Marty Stewart.
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