Merry Christmas!

27 Dec

I just got the book Static by Ron Martoia the day before Christmas!

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I have one word…appreciative.

He does a great job of taking religious words that for centuries have been ruined by cliche’s and predetermined notions and then restoring them to their original meanings. One of my favorite teachers N.T. Wright once said that our familiarity with a story often breeds unfamiliarity with what actually happened. It is often the same with words. In Brian Mclaren’s words they’ve been “bastardized”.

Several other people who do this well are Mike Erre, Ray Vanderlaan, and Rob Bell. Check ’em out!

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