Friday, September 21, 2007



So today I turn 31 years old. Now 31 does not have the ring of say 16, 18, or 21, those milestone birthdays of our youth. Nor does it carry the weight of 30, 40, 50, 62, 65, and those other milestones of aging. One could almost call this a lost birthday in realm of numerical significance unless one is Episcopalian of course. See the national Ministries with Young People office of the Episcopal church has to define the age groups it works with. Young Adults are defined as 18 to 30 years old. Since I am 31 today, I am know longer a young adult. Now this could mean that I will no longer be considered a wet behind the ears little whipper-snapper. However, in my congregation and diocese where the average age is closer 60-ish, and I'm the only priest under 40, I'm not holding my breath for this. No, what this means is I am no longer in that sought after demographic in the church "young adults". In MTV's eyes I have been out of this group for a while, but now it is complete with the church's removal of interest.

Okay, I'll stop whining about aging.

God's Peace,


Don Peeler said...

Happy Birthday, Father Jason, and best wishes for many, many more.

I was looking for information on Maar, and your blog was about 5th or 6th on the Google search Results for "Maar Sudan." I am very glad for the opportunity to see your blog and wish you a happy birthday on line, but it fell upon me like a ton of bricks given the limited search results that Maar is virtually lost to the world.

I could search Google for 'paper clips' and get hundreds and hundreds of informational sites with the most worthless information imaginable. Yet, Maar remains an island and virtually unknown to the rest of the world.

I am now even more proud of Robin and her work we are priveleged to be a part of (if that is possible)in trying to put Maar on the map.

Thank you for all your work which certainly reflects wonderfully on our congregation.

Angela Mullins said...

Hi Jason!!!

How is it possible that I will be away in Vermont when you will be in Baltimore?! That sucks.

What are you doing 'round here?