Wednesday, February 15, 2006

It's Preacher Feature Time!

Some weeks back I begged my preaching minister to submit a fine message he had delivered on the subject of unity as an article for New Wineskins - and the guy consented! On top of that, managing editor Greg Taylor accepted it, and it went live Monday. You can read it (or listen to it) and see if my risk of sycophanting up to the boss was worth the ribbing I'll get in the church office.

(Though, as I told my minister when I accepted the communications job there last fall, he's not technically the Boss. That'd be Springsteen.)

Evidently spurred on by my dauntless courage in the face of merciless taunting, Greg Taylor lost no time asking his preaching minister Wade Hodges to contribute an article on the subject of unity and the table, which should appear in a couple of weeks.

And if Greg gets any teasing as a result, I think you'll find the article will be well worth it to him.

So far the only reaction I've fielded was from someone who was a bit surprised that my minister - who likes to think of himself as a staunch conservative - would write for New Wineskins, which frequently serves as a forum for generally less-conservative views.

I quoted back to him the old Vulcan proverb from Star Trek:

"Only Nixon could go to China."


don said...

Two comments: First, who better to pen an article on unity than a minister "who likes to think of himself as a staunch conservative " writing for New Wineskins, "which frequently serves as a forum for generally less-conservative views"?

Second, I've never seen anyone turn sycophant into a verb form.
My favorite line from any movie was the film version of 101 Dalmatians. A "yes man" underling was following Cruella DeVille around doing whatever she wanted, and she finally turned to him and said "What kind of a sycophant ARE you!?" He replied, "What kind of sycophant do you want me to be?"
The subtle humor was lost on all those 6 year-olds wdatching, but I thought is was very clever.

The article by Chuck, by the way, was excellent. thanks for pointing us to it.

DJG said...

I'm glad you made it clear who the "real boss" is!!

DJG said...

and I did enjoy the article.

David U said...

I read Chuck's article, and I thought it was OUTSTANDING! Thanks for sharing that with us, Keith.