I have hesitated on this entry for a long time… but the time has come. It is a very simple issue that must be addressed: the fact that authors (especially poets), many novelists, theologians, philosophers, journalists, various actors, musicians and singers, professors and professional clergy/church people, athletes… and others, use three names to identify who they are.
What I must confess is that as soon as I see this I am assuming some arrogance and self-promotion or lack of self-confidence and I shy away from reading or listening much to the three-name crowd… (Which is a large crowd).
I also seem to have no issue for some reason when various ones use initials, i.e., N.T Wright, A.B Simpson, C.S. Lewis, T.D. Jakes, G.K. Chesterton, etc. Or a combination: E. Stanley Jones. But, I also can’t fold up those silver looking sunscreens things that go on windshields… well, actually I can… I can fold them up to the size of a baseball.
I’m headed over to the other side of the Pond for some Cuban Coffee and Perini’s Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce and to try and figure out the three-name syndrome deal. Roz has also bought me some practice sunscreens so that while sitting by the Pond I might better get the hang of folding them differently.
“For I have come to you in my Father’s name, and you have rejected me. Yet if others come in their own name, you gladly welcome them.” Jesus