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Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware the Ides of March

Did you know that every month had an 'ides'? Most of the time we get so focused on the Ides of March made famous in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare that we don't even think about the fact that the ides is the middle of a lunar month and so corresponds with the full moon.

Often our language gets so wrapped up in our particular context that we don't even think about other meanings and possibilities. When we do this as Christians, we risk leaving people out and confusing them. We live in a post-Christian culture that doesn't know what a testimony is or a sacrament. They might be really confused if you tell them to meet you in the vestibule or the narthex.

We invite people to experience something new and different, but we need to guide them on that journey.

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