Tuesday, August 12, 2008

#1 Day-Timers

If you see someone with a Day-Timer, there is a 76% chance that they identify themselves as an evangelical Christian. Christian culture uses Day-Timer brand products to organize their schedules and the brand has become a sort of speakeasy among them. In them you are likely to find times of Bible studies, people witnessed to, copies of "Bridge of Life" tracts, and prayer lists. Day-Timers are often seen with men at McDonald's or a donut shop who have their quiet times there on a daily basis. ('Quiet times' will be further discussed in a future post.)


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17 comments:

rob corddry said...

For a period of 3 years I used a YWAM daytimer/prayer journal thingy. It was awesome. Plenty of room to jot things down on each day. Unfortunately, I don't think I ever prayed for the souls of the people in the 10/40 window that were featured every 10 pages or so.

stephy said...

If Rod Corddry is really reading my blog I can die happy.

Anonymous said...

so what's wrong with me???I use the backs of the pages off of my page a day sick joke calendar. And I take my walk with God VERY seriously.

Bennett said...

I am so adding you to my feed reader. Then I will probably at one point review this blog on my blog. Then everyone will finally know.

Actually, this is the greatest idea for a blog in a few months. I wish I had thought of it first.

Marty Estes said...

Someone was doing this before you, and doing it way better. Sorry, this blog seems like a big ripoff, especially since the other one has a major book deal on the way.

stephy said...

No worries, I link to him at the top of every page. :) He's a pal.

Mel T said...

I once lived in a houseful of 7th Day Adventist college boys and one food service industry grunt, where the Day Timer was a token of christian manliness. They all had them, though I doubted whether Gene needed to organize his life of busing tables at Denny's, watching TV and sleeping til noon. Their other macho-religio token was bowing to pray on one knee, in leige/servant or knight-me fashion. It was very distinctive, like a gangsta handshake. They never held hands in their prayer circles, because that would be effeminate and they were balancing their Bibles and Day Timers on their upraised knees.

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Mel T said...

That's good.

Amaranthos said...

Just finished it all now. You have a gift...not in writing, although you do have that as well...but in clear sight.

I highly admire the way you separate God from Christian Culture. As I mentioned before, that is a new goal of mine as well. I've been collecting notes...essays...of my own on Facebook, with the intention of making a blog of my own someday.

Basically, everything I had planned and hoped to cover I've read here today. I am content, and very happy to know that I've been on the right track; and mostly that I'm not crazy or utterly casting away God and all He stands for.

frank Wunder said...

I just use my ipad. That probably makes me an even more horrible sinner.

Anonymous said...

I can't say I understand the purpose of this blog. Is it a cathartic exercise? Self loathing? Veiled hostility? Snarky superiority? Group psychology/trends can be poked at inside and outside of CC, just look at fashion trends. I'm just not sure what good this serves. It's like People of Walmart for Christians.

Mel T said...

It's for people who have quit humoring the humorless.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of us don't appreciate cruel humor.

. said...

Like I said.

Anonymous said...

I have a finely developed sense of humor. This doesn't rank as humor. At least the posts I've read so far. There isn't a sense of self-deprecation or light-heartedness. Its more mocking and may be more aptly named What I Hate About Christians. I admit, I haven't read every post, but most of what I've read seems to be based on embarrassment that some Christian pop culture doesn't rise to the standard of secular pop culture. Personally, I enjoy humor that pokes fun of ourselves and certain norms as long as its done in a humorous manner (the Zucker brothers and Steven Wright are great examples of Lampooning social norms). Tagging others as humorless because they don't agree with you is a snarky defensive posture.

. said...

It's.