Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The best-ever title for a blog post

Halden offers a superb meditation on 1 Corinthians 13, and his reflection has the best title of any blog post I’ve ever read. I hope many of you pastors will use this as your sermon title next time you preach on 1 Corinthians 13. Perhaps your next wedding sermon...?

16 Comments:

arcee said...

every time i go to a wedding, there is a part of me that wonders if people must be borderline insane to read this passage before one another and actually proceed with the wedding vows. and if it wasn't for the amazing things God can do, i just might be right.

Dan said...

yet, doesn't the Lord call us to just such outlandish vows? btw, i'm trying to remember the last time either I used that text in the actual marriage ceremony or was asked to use it by a couple... most of the "kids" who've stood before me to get married over the past 10 years have such little biblical literacy (i.e. zero)they don't know this or any other text even exists and these haven't been all non-churched couples.

Hill said...

I'm really hoping Kotsko is going to show up and crap on this. I was disappointed to see that he hadn't (yet!).

Halden said...

Must you ever wish such harm upon my house, Hill? Fie on your papist schemes!

Hill said...

45 responses and counting... good God, man. You know what they say: it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for the proprietor of a popular blog to go to heaven.

Halden said...

With God all things are possible...assuming a long stay in purgatory, of course.

Hill said...

You can count on that, my friend.

roger flyer said...

Faith and Theology has the propriety to refrain from using the f___word.
You're the bad boy of this little blogosphere, Halden! But you've got our attention. All 50 of us!

Britney gets 50 hits a second.

Sidney Bream said...

Wow! He wrote the word "fuck" in conjunction with a blogpost about a Bible passage. How dangerous and naughty!

Adam Kotsko said...

Is that all I am to you, Hill, a source of feces?

Fat said...

Somehow as the bloke in the pub I am still left where I started before reading - that to the person to whom 'Love' equals 'Fuck', love is left 'out there' in airey faerie religious land 'not for me mate' and fuck is still what counts in my meaning of life.

The gap between what the God botherer folk hold up and what counts for me hasn't been bridged by bringing the F word along - if anything it is made wider.

I reckon that the stupidity of this real love can be still used at weddings and in sermons because I see Paul as having a good grip on what love was about. I see him straight-talking at his Corinthian people - remember he has just torn strips off them about their worship of showy gifts and now he is showing them how it should be (the more excellent way) - this love is what you and I should strive after - stupid in the eyes of the world perhaps but real and do-able. Yes do-able, even in everyday marriage, in relationships with other people and for the church to sow.

It might just change the 'fucking' world.

Hill said...

So much more than that, Adam. And it's not the feces per se, but the artful acerbity of their distribution.

Halden said...

One might even say that its really the pungency and consistency of said feces.

Fat said...

Hmmm - Adam has a fan.

Adam Kotsko said...

I'm really hoping "fan" was intended as a pun.

roger flyer said...

Fat. I'll come to your pub for a listen.

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