Saturday, 30 January 2010

understanding things when you call them by their right names!

January 25, 2010

On my way home from work I was listening to CBC radio, and I heard a statement to this effect: You only begin to understand things when you begin to call them by their right names.

They were talking about “inukshuks” which, by the way, do NOT have arms and legs, despite what the Olympic planning committee seem to thing. The rock piles with arms and legs came later, and were originally a sign to European whaling ships that Inuit were in the area and available as plots. Inukshuks are more like signs, and take the place of a person giving a signal or direction.

So… hmmm…. “church” … need to really do a word study on that word… get back to the Greek… maybe we need to start calling all the things we refer to as “church” by THEIR right names, eh?

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