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The Liberal Gospel

[From the archives: something to remember in this season of taking sides.] *** As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled … Continue reading

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Women, Men, and Language: Four Easy Steps to Better Church Leadership

Naming Rights – what’s in it for women and men? Which of these sounds most natural to you: Women and men. Girls and boys. Ladies and gentlemen. If you say the last one, you are probably in the majority of … Continue reading

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My Mind is Like a Coffee Pot – a story about filtering words

More Coffee than Water Back in ’84 I was rafting the San Juan River in southern Utah with a bunch of other college students on a ten day field trip. Every morning our professor, Rod, would stoke the campfire, put … Continue reading

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Fear Not the Weirdful

Thanks to April Fiet, a new word has entered my lexicon and I couldn’t wait to use it in a sentence, like this: Solidarity, fellow weirdful ones, solidarity. ***

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7 Things to Know About Words, Writing, and Making Things Up

Seven things I know about writing: It’s spelled “whoa”, not “woah”. Horses know the difference. For those who don’t get the horse reference, please refrain from using the word “whoa” no matter how you choose to spell it. We spell … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Biting And Eating

I’d rather bite my tongue than eat my words. After all, Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,     and discerning if they hold their tongues. (Proverbs 17:28.) *** ***

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Is The Cross of Christ Even Necessary?

[From the archives.] *** Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is … Continue reading

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7 Things To Know About Writing And Words (which may or may not help your writing)

Seven things I know about writing: It’s spelled “whoa”, not “woah”. Horses know the difference. For those who don’t get the horse reference, please refrain from using the word “whoa” no matter how you choose to spell it. We spell … Continue reading

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A Sincere Wax Job

[From the archives.] Putting a Coat of Wax on False Etymologies Sometimes people can use these word origins to help us understand spiritual matters. Like you’ll be hearing a sermon and they tell you, “In Isaiah 7:14, the original Hebrew … Continue reading

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Those Gossipy Godparents!

Word Study Lounge Welcome to my study lounge. Take a seat in an overstuffed worn leather chair, put your feet up on the coffee stained table in front of you (kicking your shoes off is optional), and join in our … Continue reading

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