“Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”
—2 John 1:12
Yes, but if you blog someone, you don’t ever have to think of them as a human being, right?
Justin, your cheating by using Scripture and assuming a clear meaning.
As someone once said, “I hate quoting the Bible, the Bible really messes Christians up!”
Frank, it’d be interesting for you to go back and see if you could give Challies a charitable reading on that one!
How much “face to face” talking happens in our Sunday worship service beyond the perfunctory handshake?
Yeah: not so much about Challies. If Tim was offended, I apologize.
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If only John could have envisioned smart phones, blogging, texting, and tweeting! Odd, isn’t it, that despite all the tools that we have to communicate instantaneously there is nothing at all like person-to-person communication. We should certainly spend more time talking about talk and less time merely talking! Great post, Justin. Now for some shameless self-promotion: http://wp.me/pFLQa-3
“How much “face to face” talking happens in our Sunday worship service beyond the perfunctory handshake?”
In my church, quite a lot.
If not in yours, I’m sorry. Maybe you could help fix that.