It has come to the attention of the Matriarchs that there are times in ministry when a new pastor or seminarian might need the advice of someone who cares enough to tell the truth but is far enough away that asking a question that may feel obvious won't be embarassing. Thus, we are inaugurating a new RevGalBlogPals feature: Ask the Matriarch.
Wondering what is the best commentary on Acts? Ask the Matriarch.
Can't figure out how to tie the cincture on your alb? Ask the Matriarch.
(Don't know what either of those things are? Don't worry. You're probably Baptist or Congregational!)
Not sure how much water to actually put on the baby's head? Or not sure how to baptize a guy who's a head taller than you are? Ask the Matriarch.
Disturbed by the affectionate embrace of a 93-year-old parishioner and don't know how to explain it to him? Ask the Matriarch.
Really like talking to your senior pastor, but having trouble telling him/her you need to get to daycare to pick up by 5:30? Ask the Matriarch.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org; answers will be posted on Thursday evenings. Effort will be made to get to questions in a timely fashion, but please bear with us as we work out a system. Thanks in advance to Gallycat, who will be the editor of this feature, and to St. Casserole and RevAbi, both of whom have agreed to share their wisdom. If you are a RevGal with 10+ years experience in ordained ministry and would have an interest in participating, please let me know and we will include you in the rotation.
Questions? Ask the Matriarch!
And many thanks to the originator of this idea, peripatetic polar bear!!!