What’s wrong with being normal? 7

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, which comes from the Latin for a carpenter’s square. Webster’s defines normal as “according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle.”

The Bible is the norm against which all things are measured. ALL churches should be normal.

It’s the abnormal ones that we should worry about.

7 thoughts on “What’s wrong with being normal?

  1. JT Oct 5, 2009 12:31 am

    It’s interesting that you say, “Not to get all OED on him,” and then proceed to do so anyway.

    • James Duncan Oct 5, 2009 12:36 am

      Yeah. I thought that might wind a few people up. (Like how people say, “I don’t mean to pry, but how much money do you make?”)

      For the record, I got Merriam-Webster’s on him, not OED.

  2. Josh Oct 5, 2009 9:30 pm

    Haha, this is your nitpickiest post ever! 🙂

  3. James Duncan Oct 5, 2009 9:35 pm

    Thank you. Tommy will be jealous.

  4. James Downing Oct 5, 2009 10:07 pm

    I disgaree. We’ve done nit-pickier.

  5. JT Oct 6, 2009 12:43 pm

    First you co-opt my secret decoder ring comment, and now the “”OED and a stick” (although you forgot about the stick part, I see).

    I guess I need to start another meme.

  6. James Duncan Oct 6, 2009 1:45 pm

    It proves that you’re worth keeping around, JT, if only for that.

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