Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka “PeaceBang” is now promoting herself as a "pioneer in the subject of clergy image and self-presentation." I am pretty sure that Vicki The Impaler aka Vicki She Wolf Of The U*Us is speaking about "clergy image" only in terms of the "outward appearance" of the proverbial "sheep's clothing" that she and other clergy "wolves" wear and NOT about how she and other "less than perfect" clergy tarnish the image of both the clergy and the church with their highly questionable words and actions.
Come to think of it. . .
I am pretty sure that Jesus of Nazareth had a word or two to say about that -
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness."
The following is a slightly modified version of her recent announcement for a Peacebang event in the U.K. -
“Here I Am, Lord. . . Now What Strap-On Do I Wear?”
U*U Clergy Image in the 21st Century
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, known as “PeaceBang” by readers of her popular blog Beauty Tips For Ministers (www.beautytipsforministers.com) is a pioneer in the subject of clergy image and self-presentation
. In her words, “You can either project an image intentionally
you will most certainly project one unintentionally
and unconsciously.” We live in the visual age of U*UTube
, and the old attitudes that equate spirituality with lack of concern for outward appearance are naive and damaging to the Church
. Modern ministers must understand their context
, understand themselves as those who represent the church visually
as well as spiritually, and be camera-ready and media savvy. In our first session we will address such topics as the calling to ministry, our self-esteem as incarnate beings, the deep resistance to attention to personal beauty as either an expression of frivolity or vanity, and self-care. Our second session will deal with presentation of self: voice, body, hair, grooming, clothing, vestments and clericals, how to dress for the various duties of ministry, and where to find comfortable shoes for CPE.
Participants are asked to dress professionally, either for a day of general parish duties or for preaching. Willing volunteers will be solicited for an image “read” by Dr. Weinstein.
More links to be added later. . .
Labels: Clueless Unitarian*Universalist Clergy, Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, U*U clergy, U*U clergy misconduct, U*U hypocrisy, U*U Hypocrites, Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse