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That Explains It

By April 1, 2016 2 Comments

People say the church is going to heck in a handbasket and now I have proof. An anonymous inside source provided me with the bulletin below, the actual bulletin handed out for the Friday chapel service at a prominent local seminary. This is where future pastors are trained, people! If you find yourself driving home from church on Sunday muttering about “worship these days,” well, it’s no wonder.

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Please do not blame me for this travesty. Talk to Kyle Small. It’s mostly his fault. And you can blame Ron Rienstra, too.

 

Debra Rienstra

I am a writer and literature professor, teaching early British literature and creative writing at Calvin University, where I have been on the faculty since 1996. Born and bred in the Reformed tradition, I’ve been unable to resist writing four books about theological topics: beware the writer doing theology without a license. Besides the books, I’ve written well over two hundred essays for The Twelve as well as numerous articles, poems, and reviews in popular and scholarly contexts. I have a B.A. from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers. I am married to Rev. Ron Rienstra, and together we have three grown children. Besides reading and writing, I love classical music, science fiction, fussing in the yard, hiking, and teaching myself useful skills like plant identification and—maybe someday—drywall repair.

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