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I Am Doxology Romans 16:25-27

I Am Doxology

Without Doxology, we'd really be alone.

At a Glance

The Scriptures do it with Wisdom (see Proverbs); Erasmus of Rotterdam did it with Folly (In Praise of Folly); Homiletics is doing it with Doxology. Personification.

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For material based on today's gospel text, see "Refusing Joy," December 22, 2002, at

I am Doxology.

That may seem like an odd name, especially because it means "words of glory." But perhaps that will make more sense to you when I tell you that I'm not named for who I am, but for what I help people do. And what I help people do is remember. If you remember nothing else from my little talk, remember this: "Words of glory" help people remember. Don't forget.

You'll probably understand that better if I give you some examples.

Take the apostle Paul, for example, the author of the text you're considering today. The Lord sent me to sit beside the apostle Paul whenever he wrote a letter to one of the early churches. You've probably noticed that Paul's...

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