Confirmation Abandoned (... if necessary)

Todd W. Nichol

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 10/1/1991

Paired Article (Face to Face): Confirmation Embraced (... if done right)

Issue: Confirmation (Vol. 11, No 4, Fall, 1991)

A waggish friend of mine likes to tell of the Lutheran pastor who could not get a horde of rabbits out of his garden. The pastor tried everything from fences to traps to no avail, but then he hit on a brilliant idea. One morning he got up, went out to the garden, and confirmed all those rabbits. It worked. He never saw them again. It is a good story and one of those fine American drolleries that will fit any denomination. Make it a Methodist minister or an Episcopal bishop and it will still ring a bell.

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