Please don’t call me an evangelical. Though my denomination is considered to be evangelical I prefer the simple term “Presbyterian.” See, I’ve spent some time in the evangelical park, but it’s too big, and there’s too many faces I don’t recognize. Sure, there’s always entertainment and smiles, but it’s not my kind of entertainment and the pressure of having to mirror all those smiles gets me tired. So notwithstanding all the activity and optimism of the evangelical park, I tended to wander off to find a comfortable spot to read.
Anyway, I like being Presbyterian. I get Sundays off from all my worldly cares. I sit under sermons of substance and sing psalms and hymns with meaningful lyrics. Presbyterian structure provides order and accountability. Theology matters. Liberty matters. And we can participate in the Kingdom of God without trying to fully install it ahead of schedule.
That timing on the divine calendar is what makes the blues both real and refreshing. In our days under the sun there is much vanity, so it’s no shame to get the blues. A blues note may take you down, but it also takes away some of your burden; you pop back up a little lighter. So I am Presbyterian Blue.
About me: I have a BA in Philosophy and a JD. Originally from New England, I live in Iowa where I’m a practicing lawyer. I prefer to keep my name out of search engines as much as possible. I can’t do a lot of commenting due to my daytime job, but I do enjoy seeing your comments and will reply more often than not.