The Idiot Before G0D

21 June 2020: G0D Says Black Lives Matter

Layperson Lecture #13To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, but I’ve been recovering from surgery and just…

Privilege, Power, and Responsibility

Power comes from Privilege. Power requires responsibility. I had to drop out of seminary because I lacked the necessary financial privilege to attempt the course of study. I didn’t even qualify for the necessary student loans. Many people told me they thought I’d make a good minister, and I feel like I’ve let them down.…

31 May 2020: Pentecost and the Empire

Layperson Lecture #12To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. I originally wrote this before my surgery and queued it to post on Pentecost. It’s a more traditional Pentecost…

Ea$ter

Layperson Lecture #11.2It’s the Idiot Before G0D with another rant about the monetization of holy days. This time, it’s Easter. Easter Sunday, which I call Resurrection Sunday, is one of the most important days in the Christian liturgical calendar. For those who subscribe to sacrificial theology and substitutionary atonement, this is the day Jesus rose…

Resurrection Sunday: Coming Out of Our Tombs

Layperson Lecture #11I’m not going to review the Lectionary for Resurrection Sunday, 12 April 2020, But as always I’ll link to them here: Early Service, Principal Service, Evening Service. Each link will open in a new browser tab. Lent is over. It’s Resurrection Sunday and the tomb stands empty. We’ve taken ourselves from self-reflection and…

April 5: Palm and Passion Sunday 2020

Layperson Lecture #10To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. The scripture selections for Palm and Passion Sunday, 5 April 2020, can be found at LectionaryPage.net. But, I’m not…

March 29: Lent 2020 #5

Layperson Lecture #9To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. The scripture selections for the fifth Sunday of Lent, 29 March 2020, come from LectionaryPage.net. EZEKIEL 37:1-14 tells the…

March 22: Lent 2020 #4

Layperson Lecture #8To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. The scripture selections for the fourth Sunday of Lent, 22 March 2020, come from LectionaryPage.net. 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13 tells…

March 15: Lent 2020 #3

Layperson Lecture #7To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D. The scripture selections for the third Sunday of Lent, 15 March 2020, come from LectionaryPage.net (link opens in a…