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Sometimes I'll use a word with a theological connection, and Joe will say, "You know, I don't know what you mean by that. You people (those who have attended seminary) use that all the time. But I don't know what you mean." He may be smarter than the rest of us. Sometimes I use theological words without thinking about what they really mean.
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Some years back I read a book by Kathleen Norris called "Amazing Grace." In it she takes church-talk words, and writes a bit about them, one at a time, thinking her way through the words. She knows what she means. I dug that book out during Lent this year to re-read, and am thinking that I'd like to take some of the words that us people use and flesh out what they mean to me. I don't know how far I'll get; at present, I have three words in mind. I'll be interested to read comments as to whether these words mean different things to different readers.