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As we say in the business, It is finished.
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There's a long silence in this, during which I elected to conference in the call from Eleanor, which I expected would be a treat. I'm going to do that more often.
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Ooh, controversy! If you're into Lutheran seminary controversies, here's a fresh one hot off the press concerning a change being made in one of the dorms at my school. I got this email (twice) in my student inbox today.

save stub hall--that's pronounced stoob )

here's my response to them )

If I like their answers, maybe I'll stand in solidarity with them. Though I really can't miss that Thursday night class--it's my snow day makeup class!
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In class today? with a bunch of Nice up-talking Lutherans? I called these guys fascists, pronounced their fundamentalist theology unbiblical and declared, "It has to end! They're the moneychangers. The Pharisees! And it has to end!" Then I compared the church growth movement to cancer.

Nothing like urging the world to adopt the complicationist life and making our intellectual conversations more complex, and then getting all ad hominem up in there.

But, that be the way a OL theologian do his bidniz, yo!

Oh, and when someone else mentioned the Taliban, I said "Yes! Yes, they're the American Taliban!" I'm ALL about the elevated discourse today, baby.

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