Simple

I don’t care about theology.
By that I mean the academic,
systematic kind which is
always arguing for the faith.
I prefer to simply display the
faith and let it fend for itself.
And as for the popular theology
which is all abuzz over making
disciples, I’d much rather make
pancakes, flip them for my kids
on Saturday mornings while we
listen to John sing Annie’s Song.
Mine has become a theology of
the senses, one that makes sense.
If that seems too simple for you,
remember I am but a simple man.
 

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9 Comments

  1. juliabbishop (@juliabbishop) on May 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you. Me too. Simple woman. Amen.

  2. patriciaspreng on May 26, 2013 at 4:27 am

    thanks for keeping it real, John… what a gift to your kids. = )

  3. Teresa on May 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Wonderful…you always speak to me

  4. Kiki Malone on May 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I can get behind pancakes.

  5. Dawn on May 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, this has always been me too. I am doing a bit of theological wrestling inside myself these days, but pancakes and Annie’s Song is just about as good as it gets.

  6. Duane Scott on May 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    LOVE this.

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  8. Bob Kendall on June 1, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Thanks John, I think the simple Gospel has always been the most effective.

  9. jacobihaveloved on June 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I love the flow of this poem- beautiful.

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