Nobody develops relationships close enough for ‘truthing in love’ while sitting in rows.
I want to begin by explaining my sermon title. In seminary I took a writing course during which the professor introduced us to William Safire’s Fumblerules – self-contradictory, and therefore sometimes amusing – rules for writing and speaking. If you are not a grammar nut, you might have little appreciation for fumblerules like these:
- Don’t use no double negatives.
- Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
- Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
- (My favorite) Never use a big word when a diminutive one will do.