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April 30, 2012

The Living Faith of the Dead

I don’t preach much, but recently I did—on “The Living Faith of the Dead.” The reader board in front of the church read as follows:

The Living Faith of

the Dead

Dr. Dan Reid

My wife told me that no one walking by would want to enter the church for that sermon. I rather thought it would come off as a séance, and the unchurched would flock. I was being seeker sensitive. Look, there’s a reason why I’m invited into book titling meetings.

I took my sermon title from a line by Jaroslav Pelikan in The Vindication of Tradition: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living” (p. 65).

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Posted by Dan Reid at 11:41 AM

April 19, 2012

Indexed Thoughts

Earlier this week I created a subject index for our Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets, which goes to the printer this week. This is probably the tenth time I’ve done this kind of job on a dictionary of one sort or another. Needless to say, it is not my favorite task, and perhaps I should have someone else do it. Only it needs to be done very quickly. I clear the decks for two or three days and work steadily, day and night, until it is done. But before I arrive at this critical juncture, I’ve already done quite a bit of prep work in setting out the topics and the words that feed into them. But why should I be the one to do this?

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Posted by Dan Reid at 9:53 AM

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