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Saturday, April 13, 2019


In a coffee shop or restaurant there will be someone holding forth in a voice that fills the entire space, or at least one section of it in which you happen to be sitting. The other people at the table will be silent, or at least inaudible in their very brief interventions. The impression is of a continuous, uninterrupted monologue. The content of what they are saying does not matter as much as the capacity to assert a presence. Afterwards if you were to ask them they would say that they were talking to a friend in a coffee shop.


Sometimes the tone of a discussion is such that you know right away that the people at the next table are evangelicals. Before even telltale words appear: Jesus, biblical, church...

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