It’s gotten to the point where I think my husband groans when he hears me say, “Dr. Gordon says….” I think he is intimidated by the man, which is ironic since Todd is literally two feet taller than Dr. Gordon. His official name is T. David Gordon and he was, hands-down, my favorite professor at Grove City College. He wore suspenders and smiled all the time and fought cancer the last semester I had him. I’m pretty sure he didn’t miss more than a month, and when he returned he dragged his chemo behind him on tubes and wheels. He was my favorite because he was the wittiest person I’ve ever met, spiced everything with humor, used unconventional language (cough cough) to make a point, and above all, he was kind. I recently saw that he has had two books (at least?) released since he taught us Greek five years ago. The one that caught my eye was Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal. It’s way radical. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy singing “Light the Fire”? This guy, evidently. But from my talks with him about the subject in college, I have a lot of respect for his opinion. The basic point is that our generation has, for the first time in history, disregarded the worship of the past. He says it’s generational snobbery at best, destructive and sinful at worst.
Anyway, just thought I’d pass along for people interested in worship or, like me, in Dr. Gordon. 🙂