'Ministers Do More Than Lay People'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 6 17:15:54 UTC 2010

How far back does 'Ministers Do More Than Lay People' go?  What
ministers is it associated with?  Did it appear earliest on "bumber strips"?

Amazon.com finds it within a few books back to 2004.  Google Books
finds it in a few books back to 2005.  But GB also gives a snippet
from "The Western governmental researcher: Volume 5, Issue 1 1989":

"Before I open it up for questions, I just want to mention that on
the way in I saw a big limousine outside with Louisiana plates on it;
it had a bumber [sic] strip on the back that says: 'Ministers do more
than lay people.'  On that serious note, Randy, go ahead."
"QUESTION: As the oldest living public administrator in California, ..."

(Makes me intensely curious about what the occasion was, and who
Randy and the raconteur are.)

This journal is not held by Harvard, and no closer to me than
Syracuse.  WorldCat lists many items that are consistent with the
above volume number and year.


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