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Everyone's a Fundamentalist About Something Mark 2:23-3:6

We are all fundamentalists about something. Jesus was a "Love Fundamentalist."

Most of us are fundamentalists about fundamentalism. We think we are either fundamentally against it or fundamentally for it. But contrary to what some of us may think, "fundamentalism" isn't the private domain of one group of people. "Fundamentalists" can be found in all walks of life.

-- The jogger going out at 5:30 a.m. on a dark, blustery, blizzardy morning is a fundamentalist about her exercise regime.

-- The carpenter whose workshop looks like a display ad is a fundamentalist about the location of each and every one of his tools.

-- The 6-year-old who makes his parents pick off every single one of those tiny dehydrated onion squares from his Happy Meal burger is a fundamentalist about his food.

-- The office manager whose weekly staff meetings always take exactly the same form, no matter what crisis is surging through the office, or who insists that everything that takes place be "according to plan" or "according to Robert's Rules of Order" (I call this the Order of St....

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