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A Four Letter Word

By ceaseless and careless repetition, our society teaches us many things.  Few Presbyterians under 40 years of age, I suspect, can distinguish between Rosinante and Dulcinea.  However, everyone knows, and has been influenced by, Don Quixote's conviction, "When in Rome do as the Romans do"  (Part II, Chapter 54).

Elder Hostile

All good teaching elders have bad consciences and genuine humility because first-class seminaries instruct them in how much there is to know about divine science (including human and natural science) and how little they ever will.  In addition, Presbyterian seminaries do not encourage the notion that any amount of pious zeal can make up for abysmal ignorance. 

Christian Witness and Projectile Vomiting

The sophisticated elegance of Plato's reflections on the dualism of body and soul and the resulting view of the immortality of soul continue to make a powerful impact on Christian theology.  However, Plato thinks on a much higher level than I do.  I just try to keep body and soul together.

Opportunities Unlimited

The litany of Presbyterian woes gets tiresome. In the New Year we should covenant to cultivate a more positive spirit, not because of what we can do, but because the church belongs to God, not us, and God's strength is always made perfect in our weakness.

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