It doesn’t matter how we spell “church,” as long as we get certain letters right.
“Aoccdrnig to rscheearechrs at Cmabrgide Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbemls. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”
Preaching note: If you read the above citation aloud, listeners will miss the point unless you also provide the written text. You might put the paragraph on a screen or include it in a bulletin or printed worship guide. Then the congregation, with a prompt from you, can follow along as you read. Better yet, you could ask them to read the paragraph aloud in unison, as they might if reciting the Apostles’ Creed.
A few cautions: This popular internet meme may be spurious because when “researchers at Cambridge University” were asked about this research, no one at the prestigious British...
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