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May 9, 2021

 

If, Pastor, Then How?

 

If you cannot trust the words plainly writ

but must alter them to suit your fancy

how can you reveal the God in them made plain

 

If you cannot view His word above your notes

but must be sure to say what you desire

how can you teach us what we are to learn

 

If you cannot subordinate style to substance

but must apply awkward alliterations

how can you lead through pain or persecution

 

And how can I trust you if all you do is edit

how God is revealed in His word and His work

 


 

Sunday morning, after a depressing exegesis

 


If, Pastor, Then How?
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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