That there aren’t twice as many Congressmen and half as many doctors.

That grass doesn’t grow through snow, necessitating winter mowing as well as shoveling.

That we’re on first-class postage stamp “A” at 15 cents rather than “F” at $4.95.

That there are only twenty-four hours available each day for TV programming.

That civil servants aren’t less civil.

That teenagers ultimately will have children who will become teenagers.

That houses still cost more than cars.

That the space available for messages on T-shirts and bumpers is limited.

That liberated women don’t grow beards.

That women whose husbands take them for granted don’t all scream at the same time.

That snow covers the unraked leaves.

That hugs and kisses don’t add weight or cause cancer.

That record players and radios and TV sets and washers and mixers and lights can be turned off.

That no one can turn off the moon and stars.

That evangelicals don’t have to agree on a pope.

That I’m not a turkey.


Question of Motive

Eutychus VIII’s “Offense of a Parachurch Ministry” (Oct. 6) is truly offensive to me. I am amazed that the respected pages of CHRISTIANITY TODAY would tolerate writings of this category. I take exception to the article not because I have been a “parachurch worker” for the past twenty years, but because of its senseless putting down of a profession which God ordained and which the Reformers have overlooked. Even more disquieting is its name-calling of three respected and fruitful parachurch ministries of today. I question the very motive of the writing. Will it help the church? the people? or the kingdom? I, of course, understand the rightful place for wit and humor in the ministry. But I also know it could degenerate into something cynical and unconstructive. ...

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