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That Explains It

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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, professor, amateur musician, science fiction fan, and lifelong member of the Reformed Christian tribe. For my day job, I teach early British literature and creative writing at Calvin University, where I have been on the faculty for over twenty years and still need to pedal fast to keep (mostly) ahead of smart, feisty undergraduates. I have published three books, over two hundred essays for The Twelve, and 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. My husband and I have three grown children.

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