Jaunt #1: I Love Preaching…I Hate Preaching
As I walked down from the pulpit recently, I sat down with my head in my hands. My mind and heart raced. On the one hand I love preaching. It is a wonderful thing to handle the Word of God in the presence of the people of God.
And then the Murders Began
Author Marc Laidlaw challenged Twitter to add the line “and then the murders began” to the opening line of great books. The most famous opening line of any novel is from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. Here is how Laidlaw’s challenge works on that line. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times and then the murders began.”
That’s pretty good. But some tweeted the opening line of the book of books, the Bible.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth, and then the murders began.
By the time we get to Genesis 4 that scenario happens.
In this edition: Antonin Scalia, Monty Williams, Pope Francis, Donald Trump, Jennifer Lee, University of Florida, Black Panthers, Beyonce, Super Bowl, William J. Kirkpatrick
Harvard joined Yale this week in adopting a formal ban against professors having sexual relations with students. A history professor, Alison Johnson, stated that “We’re not seeing potential romantic partners. We are seeing students.”