Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Go take a look at this article from the United Methodist Reporter:  Brother, Can You Spare a Vowel?  It speaks about the habit in the United Methodist church  for using acronyms for organizations and divisions. 

It brings to mind the question, "Do people really understand what we are saying?"

And I think this goes farther than whether people get what UMCOR stands for or VIM.  Do people understand when we talk about sanctification?  Justification?  Maundy Thursday?  Grace?  Do we use words in a such as way that they communicate the story of God?  Or are we just using words that no one outside the church would understand?



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