Southern Reformed Smoker
On a lovely Sunday afternoon I sat on my porch puffing away on my third cigar of the day as my wife rooted around in the nearby flower bed for rogue monkey grass. And as we enjoyed our time we listened to a few weeks old episode of Doctrine and Devotion. In which the hosts, Joe and Jimmy, answered a listeners email asking for advice on cigars and his wife.
Short Works Occasionally Posted
One of the charges leveled in The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill was that in preaching the now famous/infamous “Who the Hell do You Think You Are!?” sermon out of 2 Peter everything was planned before hand and replicated at each service. A more honest commentator would have readily conceded that this kind of thing is standard practice at any church with more than one service. At the very least the first service is the template and anything after that is merely refining the delivery, something akin to how a good comedian will work out jokes down to the syllable.**
C. M. Haire, General Editor has been working in ministry proper for over 20 years. If you push him he’ll tell you since age 13 and is now 35 so you can do the math. He currently serves as a children’s minister in Memphis, TN. Which is Adrian Rogers country where it is still understood that you can’t be a Calvinist, or a smoker and be in ministry. To add that he also enjoys a regular dram would put his job and salvation into question. Nonetheless he is pleased to edit and contribute here.
T. L. Sterly is, she writes, she enjoys being mean to the general editor. Her name is withheld for no good reason but out of a deep devotion to Lemony Snickett. Also she is married and has one very fat cat. She is writing here under duress.
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