Content Cluster Muster (11/18/2021)

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Sing Psalms, Let Joy Resound

Maybe We Could Put the Generator Under the Hood

A Public Service Announcement

How About Follow Up Questions?

On Keeping the Monuments

Jokes I Like to Tell

Once there was a Lutheran pastor who believed that sermons ought to be preached in a monotone, or as close to a monotone as it was possible for a human voice to approach. Not only did he believe this, having been taught it in seminary by a man who preached that way himself, it has to be said that this conviction lined up almost perfectly with his natural inclination and gifts. In other words, if preaching in a monotone actually were the ultimate homiletic desideratum, it would have to be confessed that he was really good at it.

His congregation didn’t exactly feel the same way, but they took things like this in stride, knowing that “this too shall pass.” Nevertheless, as time went on, the dull-as-dishwater messages started to get to even the most stoical, and considering that this congregation was in rural Minnesota, that was pretty stoical.

One Sunday morning, the minister ascended into the pulpit, read the text, and began his message. He was not usually tuned to how he sounded, which was part of the problem, but after a few minutes, even he noticed that something was off. He preached for another minute more, trying to figure it out.

Suddenly the lights came on and he stopped. He looked toward the back of the church where the sound booth was, caught the eye of the sound guy, tapped his lapel microphone, and said, “There’s something wrong with this mic.”

And without missing a beat, the entire congregation answered. “And also with you.”

Semantic Sinning

Notice this important shift over at Merriam-Webster.

Necessity the Mother of Invention

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kyriosity
kyriosity
19 days ago

That’s nothing new for Merriam-Webster. They’ve been leftist activists for years now.

Jane
Jane
18 days ago
Reply to  kyriosity

Which is it, M-W? Are dictionaries just supposed to be descriptive, or are you now in the business of evaluating how much “like” something else a thing is, in order to judge whether including the word is justified?

kyriosity
kyriosity
17 days ago
Reply to  Jane

Prezackly.

The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
The Commenter Formerly Known As fp
18 days ago
Reply to  kyriosity

“Fourth trimester”? They might as well tell us there are four-sided triangles.

From their own dictionary (which goes to show they don’t read it):

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Kristina
Kristina
18 days ago

They keep using that word. I don’t think it means what they think it means.

Forever young
Forever young
18 days ago

They use Merriam Webster as a cover.

Stop harassing me!
Stop harassing me!
18 days ago

Police…sheesh. I will not talk to cops anymore. A Nashua NH Hispanic woman cop is chomping on the bit to pull me over! She followed me closely when turning into my apartment complex
Please pray for me…. Hispanics are mean…and I’m not going to be her target!

DCHammers
DCHammers
18 days ago

Yeah, you’d never see the owner of an ICE car let it run out of gas.

Jeremy
Jeremy
17 days ago

I show that Regent video (about not talking to the police) almost every semester to Regent freshmen.

Jeremy
Jeremy
17 days ago
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