Month: March 2007

Worldliness, holiness and a sound engineer turned cultural architect …

Barry_taylor_1Imagine landing in flyover country. Perusing the clothing options at Shepler’s left my friend Barry only too happy his luggage arrived safely. He noted on his blog, "Took a walk to acquaint myself with the area and found nothing but
hotels and Shipleys [Shepler’s] Western Wear, the "world’s largest
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Cordiality, Destinations and the pastoral pitfalls …

My mentor once quipped, "You are too nice." His reference did not imply the need to learn how to be "mean." Too often we assume the wrong opposite. Certainly context helps determine what may be meant. Hauerwas and Willimon refer to the same condition my mentor noted as "cordiality." … Continue reading

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