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The Thunk, the Gap, and the Six A's

Psalm 51

Proper 13 - Year B

August 02, 2009

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Back in the days of my seminary education, I had a professor named Jim Hopewell, who introduced us to the phenomenon he called the "Thunk, which is what he said happens whenever someone in everyday life discovers that you're a priest or a pastor.  Dr. Hopewell told the story of a time when he was traveling on a plane, without his clergy collar, carrying on a perfectly normal conversation with the guy seated next to him.  And, as is often the case in such conversations, the topic pretty soon turned to what each guy did for a living.   

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