Ordain Thyself

For the past few months, I’ve been collaborating with a few guys on a fun little app. Today it went live on the iTunes App Store. So now, for just $.99, you can get ordained in over two dozen religions. You can learn what you believe, and even post pics of yourself in your religious vestments to Facebook and Twitter.

If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, give it a try and let me know what you think!

  • Keith Rowley

    I find this concept oddly offensive. I say oddly because I hate the whole modern concept of ordination, setting one person aside to do the work of God as if they are now somehow special to God and better than everyone else, when in reality we are ALL called by God to do the work of God. So I should be ok with an app that mocks ordination this way, but I can’t quite get there.

  • Molly Pace

    Tony,
    You are the best. LOL!!!!!!!!

  • Larry Barber

    No love for Android users?

    • http://tonyj.net Tony Jones

      Working on it, Larry!

  • http://emarkthomas.wordpress.com/ Ethan

    You know it’s funny… two friends of mine are getting married in August and asked me to perform their ceremony. They’re not religious, and I’m not ordained, so we just did the online ordination. The reactions that people are having to it – both Christians and non – are really making me stop and think.

    When did this concept of ordination take over? Where the hell does it say that I’ve got to jump through a specific set of hoops in order to be holy enough or Godly enough for this or any other act of ministry?

    I’ve got Android, so I can’t really use the app, but it sparked enough of an idea in my head to keep me thinking about it for the rest of the day, I’m sure.

  • http://theflagsofdawn.wordpress.com Dawn L

    Ethan,

    I’m glad you were able to participate in your friends’ wedding in such a special way. What a privilege! I wish there was a way for you to do this rite that did not involve “getting ordained”. Some provinces in Canada license “marriage commissioners” to do civil ceremonies. Since marriage is a legal relationship “the state” requires someone to be licensed. Faith communities were just a convenient contractor.


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