Funny False Teaching

Doctor's note diagnosing God with alzheimer's and infertility

This blog addresses serious theological problems, including when people deliberately confuse all kinds of Bible teaching. But there are times when we accidentally misstate things. Here are some examples found in my work as an editor/proofreader. These all speak to the nature of God (uh… well…). Let’s have a theological chuckle—and maybe learn a bit about good writing too. *   …

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An Ode to Mothers

My mother, the late Sadie Evelyn Henry Lusby, published the following piece in Seek magazine, May 11, 1975. That was just a few years past the time when my sister and I were teenagers—and Mom no doubt spoke from our perspective in this parody of the nostalgic song “M-O-T-H-E-R.” But she was also seeing the blessing of her age, given…

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Beatles and the Bible?

Man playing guitar

When I see the Beatles song title “I Should Have Known Better,” I can’t help thinking that if Samson had written a song about his relationship with Delilah, that would be a good title. Another Beatles song title conveys how the demon-possessed man from Gadara must have felt after his encounter with Jesus: “Glad All Over.” If you’d like to…

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Ask the Pope?

bleach bottle with halo

To attend a choir concert one time, Mom and I found ourselves seated in an enormous and ornate cathedral. While we waited for the program to begin, we silently admired the architectural details; and we couldn’t help noticing something quite foreign to us: statues of saints all around, with their names. I recognized names of the familiar St. Teresa, St.…

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Clergy Confetti?

priest with brightly colored bacground

In my work as an editor, I continue to collect editorial bloopers. The following sentence appeared in an article that encouraged VBS leaders to make program adjustments for students who have special needs/sensitivities: “A big opening VBS ceremony with flashing lights, loud music, and a confetti canon might sound like a great idea, but how will that affect those kids…

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