Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On a Brighter Note (Ecumenically Speaking)

I'm teaching a section of Intro to Religion at the local Jesuit university, where the spring scholar in residence in religious studies is offering a series of six presentations to the community at large.  Last night I ended class early so that my students could attend one of his talks, and decided that I would go as well.  

I've met this gentleman briefly, but was a bit preoccupied at the time.

At the end of the talk, I moved to a seat next to a Jesuit whom I know and said, "Am I right in presuming, from his name and from one of the references he just made, that he's Presbyterian?"

"He is."

"Then there are two of us in the department at the moment."

"We're blessed!"


  1. Presbyterians rule! I think we all recognize that.

  2. That wasn't *exactly* the message I was trying to convey. :)

  3. Christianity has come a long way when Roman Catholics and those of us from the Reformation (tadition) can appreciate what each brings to Christianity.