A Deadly Snare

“There is truth in the belief that much of the best thinking and preaching of the land is done in obscure parishes and by unfamous preachers . . . To set one’s heart on being popular is fatal to the preacher’s best growth. To escape from that desire one needs to know that the men who are in no sense popular favorites do much of the very best work of the ministry.”

Phillips Brooks, The Joy of Preaching, pp. 156-157

Theology Among the Deplorables

Preamble: That moment when you hear Rolling Stone wants to do a human interest story on the women of the CREC . . . When engaging with a subject like this one, I usually feel positively invited to limber up my keyboarding digits, and to then give way to some jolliment. But at the same …

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