I'm going through email today and I came across one called "Abstract Writers Wanted", and I thought, "That's for me, but do they really want people to write abstractly?" Then I remembered what that actually meant. Funny how the mind works. OK, maybe just my mind.
Actually, the solicitation was for the Center for Process Studies, which means that even the abstracts will be very abstract. I think my eye was drawn to this because abstraction has been on my mind lately. I've begun preaching again on a regular basis, and I've had to constantly discipline myself away from the acceptable abstractions of the classroom and academia to focus on the tangible priorities of good preaching, but still staying well away from being like this.