Friday, September 24, 2010

Odds & Ends

  • It is raining, with the temperature in the mid-50s. Add ten degrees, and it would be summer. Subtract ten degrees, and it would be winter.
  • Preaching this week on Luke 2:41-52, i.e. the time his parents lost Jesus. I used to wonder how they could have done something that stupid . . . but lately, I've been discovering just how easy it is to lose track of God.
  • I love the way Paul ends Romans with a long list of his friends in Rome; it's a reminder that truth isn't truth unless it's connected with people.
  • When did "loyal" become a synonym in our church for "conservative" (as in, "he's a loyal member of the church")?
  • And I'll close with this quote from Thomas Schelling: "There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable. The contingency we have not considered seriously looks strange; what looks strange is thought improbable; what is improbable need not be considered seriously." 

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