Of course, that’s just the thing about Twitter, too. For brevity’s sake, it’s impossible in this case to tell if someone is speaking out of hubris, or looking at problems with the way sermons are handled in some quarters, short of spending an evening with the writer of the original statement over a meal. Or, […]
So this went out on twitter a few days back: “There is a long-held assumption that sermon = didactic monologue by one “authorized” leader. That assumption needs to die.” Like many twitter comments, there is much unstated that lies behind. That said, play with the idea a little. What do you think?
What if I was gonna email ya for a hug? [sad face]
Has anyone managed to stomach the Ham/Nye “debate” yet?
Eek. You are, of course, correct, Matthew. This is why it’s not a good idea to think Greek off the top of one’s head. Adelphoi is more likely to mean just brothers if Jesus is speaking to our about the disciples. I’d still opt contextually for “brothers and sisters” when referring to disciples generally. It’s […]
The most formal equivalent translation of anthropoi is brothers, but without getting into the whole liberal/conservative theological debate, there is a good case for contextually translating that as brothers and sisters. Of course, which seminary prof or translator to believe is its own issue… Also, as much as I hate buying a book twice, I […]
I haven’t watched The Simpsons in forever, but I’d love to see the Miyazaki homage. Spirited Away is still my favorite movie of all time.
Jake, that got an audible chuckle. Thankfully no one at work asked what was so funny. :) As for all y’all talking out of your butts…
I used to let myself get all kinds of indignant when I read about the silly things fundies do. Now, I laugh. It keeps me sane. I do still wonder, though, what path of knowledge and experiences it would take to shake their hardened assumptions enough to break out of such simplistic thinking. In reality, […]
The clergy housing ruling makes me glad today to be bivocational. I’ll make no claims. Selfishness aside, it’s going to be a huge blow to so many pastors out there, and is a huge d-ck move by those who launched the suit, whether or not the original benefit was a good idea in the first […]