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Persisting in the Pew

I should keep a Sunday journal, a place not so much for sermon outlines as for the ideas they have generated. It strikes me now that the best ideas I've had--too many quickly lost again--have come through agreement or disagreement with what I've heard when stationed in the pew. I'm reminded of poet Wendell Berry, who took many Sunday walks on his back forty before he had the sense to write a book of poems called Sabbaths. I don't think…
Michael Vander Weele
August 1, 2006