Reverend Otis invites us to tweet our questions to his congregation

Yesterday I wrote a post about Rev. Otis Moss III from Chicago. He uses twitter during church. Perhaps aptly, he’s compared mobile social networking platforms as on-par with the printing press.

I thought that Twitter’s 140 character constraint would render it an ineffective tool for any congregation. So I tried to boil down the entire Bible into a single tweet. I sent it to Rev. Otis Moss III – @om3 – It went like this:

His reply:

@RckBeyondBelief actually funny… Just like the accident that created all order… Literal fundamentalist interpretation is always funny.

(Rev. Otis Moss III – @om3)

My reply:

@om3Well played. Though you are arguing for a ‘deist’ or philosopher’s god. That’s not the same as ‘Christianity’ or the Bible. Good reply!

(Justin Griffith – @RckBeyondBelief)

I heard that other people had some pretty epic conversations too. I saw some other attempts at 140 character versions of the entire bible. I laughed like a bastard. But it seems we may now have an even better opportunity.

#TrinityNLL

So then I noticed that he does Twitter bible studies every Wednesday via Twitter. He’s been asking for people’s questions, and he’ll tweet the answers starting at 7PM (central).

Please use #TrinityNLL to join our Bible Study on Wed. @7pm we will answer your questions.

(Rev. Otis Moss III – @om3)

Do it! Here are mine.

“If humans are made in god’s image AND god is omnipresent, why don’t we look like universes? #TrinityNLL”

“Why does god hate gays but not slavery? Even in New Testament: 1 Timothy 6:1-2 and Luke 12:47-48 #TrinintyNLL”

“If god doesn’t believe in a higher power, is god an #atheist like me? #TrinityNLL”

“If god somehow impregnated the Virgin Mary, does that mean Jesus ‘knew’ his own mother? #TrinityNLL @om3- Jesus = a REAL mother hushmymouth”

Also, follow me on twitter (you know you like to click on things).

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  • Carolyn

    One simple question: Why? Why is this whole god-creation-universal justice construct necessary to the existence of the universe?

  • thatguy

    The zombie Jesus is dead.

    He’s offically been reclassified a Lich.

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    How do you explain YHWH’s statement in Gen 8:21: The imagination of man ‘s heart is evil from his youth?

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    Do you think God has ever been wrong and/or gone overboard?

    Do you worry about thinking the wrong thing and being punished for it?

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    It’s the reverse of hit-and-run. I get to ask some clever-clever question that I’m sure this theologist has never heard before … and he can then give some answer that serves his purpose and cements his spiritual leadership over his flock. I don’t get to say, “Hay, wait a moment. You didn’t answer my question at all. And what about Naomi?”

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    I’ve always liked Dharma’s summary of the Bible from the TV show Dharma and Greg.

    “Old Testament: Don’t mess with God. New Testament: Be nice to people. There.”

    Oddly, Greg wasn’t satisfied, even when she pointed out all the time she’d just saved him…

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