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Archive for May 23rd, 2009

People who think they have authority

          are concerned about others gaining authority

 

People who think they have money

          are concerned about others gaining money

 

People who think about higher things

          aren’t greatly concerned about either.

– eab, 5/20/09               

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Life is the dingy, green side-stage room [1]

Tall but small and cold;

Basically bare, for the stage (out there) [2]

Is where it is all truly told.

          – eab, 1/05

 


[1] This reflects my childhood impression of the side-stage rooms at the school I attended ‘50-‘57, Somerset, Ohio.

[2] Eternity is the real stage, not earthly life.

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Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, on this date, 5/23/1932 is reported to have written a letter to the New York Theological Seminary. 

He is said to have hoped the school “shall continue its interdenominational work of training Bible inspired preachers, teachers, missionaries and other Christian workers.  No institution doing the work this Seminary is doing should be allowed to fail, particularly in times like these.”

 How refreshing that a sitting President would be speaking of Bible training, preachers, missionaries, and Christian workers.  This was, of course, during what has been called the great depression.

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