On The Awkwardness Of Apologies

Edge Induced Cohesion

Recently a friend of mine with whom I am very active in the musical aspects of our local congregation posted a sermon given by a minister within our denomination about the subject of apologies.  That night, independently, a separate member of our congregation whom I would consider an acquaintance sent a group of people (in which I was included) a link to the same message that I had already listened to.  It was a good sermon, and I didn’t mind getting notice about it twice.  There are a few conclusions one can come to when a sermon message like this one fairly quickly goes viral.  As an aside, I hope he doesn’t mind my own discussion of the subject matter of his message and my contribution to its spread.  For one, it is a recognition that the message is a good one, and it is both good and short (at…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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