• Disc Jockey As Wedding Minister (Photo)
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    Who Makes The Best Wedding Officiants?

    A recent survey looked at which people from various professions made the best wedding officiants and, not surprisingly, it’s those folks with the “gift of gab” that topped the list. Out of all the “feeder” categories, radio announcers and disc jockeys were the clear-cut number one. Having to jump in with a few words before the start of a song, or having to talk off the top of your head before sending it over to the traffic report, radio people have the innate skills needed to perform marriage ceremonies. With the shaky state of the radio industry, more and more radio personalities are lining their wallets with extra cash these…

  • Bride and Groom Walking Downtown (Photo)
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    Are You Sure Your Ordination Is Legal?

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a recent article by church-growing expert Raul Rivera on the StartChurch blog, he asks a very relevant question: are you sure your ordination is legal?  While the situation described in the article — whether the ordination of a minister by his former pastor is still valid — may be unique, the question of whether or not your ordination is legal, valid and acceptable in various jurisdictions is actually very common. Back to the blog cited above, which lays out the scenario: Pastor Charles felt honored when he was asked to perform a wedding, especially since the bride and groom were his longtime childhood friends. They had all grown up together…