Column: The sociological and theological manifestations of burgers, brats, and firewood

“How much are the burgers?” the rather churlish man demanded.

“There’s no charge” replied Bruce Rippy, pastor of the Condon Community Church (CCC), who was serving as head waiter and order taker at the food booth during the Condon Fourth of July celebration.

“Well I suppose you watch how much I put in the donations bucket so the church can make a big haul.”

“No,” Bruce Rippy replied. “All the money this year goes to the senior meals program, and if need be, you can take some money out of the bucket.”

The incredulous man stuffed a wadded bill in the bucket and stomped down the line to get his b...

 

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