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Thursday, January 29, 2009
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The One E-mail That Wasn't Insulting

Riles, Great column. I've used some of your stuff in sermons. I'm a pastor by trade. You do need to take notice of something on the ESPN website. I clicked on the headline "NHL to sink its teeth into review of Ruutu" and the link video was labeled "Ruutu bites Peters." I'm not making this up. Ripe fruit for the picking. I can't use it in my line of work, but I thought it would be a lay-up for you. Thanks again for the great columns.

—Terry Ellis

I actually do think you could get a sermon out of it, with Ruutu serving as an analogy for the devil and Peters being your parishioners who must be wary. And if they get bit by the devil, God is the trainer who can stitch them up and prayer is the referee who puts the devil in the penalty box—lifetime misconduct. There. You're set for this Sunday.

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