More than Awkward

[This piece was printed in our local paper, The Newberg Graphic, on July 2, 2011.  It is reproduced here by permission.]

 “May 21, much like May 20 and May 22, was notably free from apocalypse,” writes a friend, whose blog is called “The Presbyterian Curmudgeon.” He was referring to Harold Camping’s failed prophecy. If an event that happened more than a month ago is old news, why am I writing about a non-event, a prophecy of something that didn’t happen?

Camping’s failed prediction drew a few smiles. The headline of an article on the topic in the May 28 issue of The Newberg Graphic understated: “Camping’s end times prophecy falls a bit short.” Continue reading “More than Awkward”