Sunday, October 15, 2006
My week is filled with travel, our presbytery meeting and finishing up a grant to request money to complete repairs to the church.
At presbytery, we will consider an overture to censure our denominational publishing house.
The house published a book about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
I haven't read the book.
I use the publisher for books on prayer, worship and some church school literature.
I haven't even kept up with their catalog.
I plan to speak against the overture.
While I may not agree with the books on the publisher's list, I give them the privilege to publish what they believe will be of help to us in the pew and pulpit.
If I don't like a book I don't buy it.
The overture lacks charity. It seeks to censure, humiliate and insult.
I am appalled at the heavy-handed thrust of the overture.
If you don't like the book. Don't buy it. Low sales speak just as well as wordy overtures.