Often, I tell my preaching students, "If someone says it better than you, let 'em!"
Of course, unlike VP JB, my students footnote their sources.
So here's something worth your attention as the MSM continues its apology for the real American Idol:
Did you notice those two pesky young pastors of mine were in the mob (scroll down for context)?
When the Confessing Church Movement had traction in the PCUSA - doesn't really matter what precise mainline franchise 'cause, more than less, they're all the same - I asked the editor of a local rag if her/his paper intended to print any news about it.
She/he said, "I'm an elder in the PCUSA and I like how things are going and I'm going to do everything that I can to stop the Confessing Church Movement."
I asked, "Aren't newspapers supposed to report rather than create/monitor/control/censure what's happening?"
We haven't talked since.
That editor is even older than me; which makes her/him a lot older than those two pesky young pastors who keep making me think of Jesus' parable of the wineskins which, like everybody else fixed in their ways and longing for the way things never were or maybe were but are no more, causes geezers like me, sad as it is as well as sounds, to resist His truth through 'em as I rebuke 'em for not being like, uh, me.
Maybe it's possible that every generation has its repulsive side that generates resistance/rebuke.
Or maybe every generation just packages truth in different, uh, packages and preceding generations don't get it or don't want to get it or...
O.K., I think I'll go listen to one of those oldies that are so much more innocent and non-offensive to our sensitivities, proprieties, and political whatevers...
I'm trying to make a generational point.
It's like friends who keep trying to convince me that their ecclesiastical franchise is better than mine: "I ain't leavin' one stinkin' denomination for another stinkin' denomination because they all stink of, uh, humanity resisting, rebelling, and rebuking divinity as personified in Jesus and prescribed in Holy Scripture."
Yeah, I do say that.
Back to my/your/their generation, "If someone says it better than..."
Blessings and Love!
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