02 March 2009

Add to dictionary

I just discovered that Microsoft Word wants to autocorrect the word "pastoring" to "pasturing". A helpful correction for most people, perhaps. Plus, they're in the right etymological ballpark, which helps soften the impact of the mistake. But this is a spot where the Office dictionary can steer a seminarian wrong: it might be bewildering for a reader to learn of my plans for feeding a congregation on the wild grass of an open meadow.

(Cue chintzy Christian pastoral leadership book release: Pastoring or Pasturing? Leading Your Herd into New Fields of Plenty. Or some crap like that.)

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