What’s wrong with being normal?

Noble includes this fairly typical exclamation in his notes tonight: The last thing I want to be is a “normal” pastor who leads a “normal” church full of “normal” people! “Normal” sucks! Not to get all OED on him, but I think he means average, not normal. Normal means what’s right. Its root is norm, ...

Another language catastrophe

Another language catastrophe
Steven Furtick describes a baptism at his church today as pandemonium. For a man who makes his living with words, this is terribly clumsy. The word has multiple meanings, none of which flatter Furtick or his church. From dictionary.com: wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos. a place or scene of riotous uproar or ...

Do words really matter?

If you follow the comments to any of these posts (they’re usually more interesting than the posts themselves), you’re aware that there’s a bit of a discussion emerging about the propriety of claiming to be jacked up about the Gospel. The word is commonly defined as either being broken or being under the influence of ...