An interesting observation this morning. Libertarian-ish lawyer Ken White asks about handshakes, and stats and polling guy Nate Silver offers an answer that handshakes mean *more* now.
As I’m wrapping up a series on 1 Thessalonians this week, this feels relevant to Paul’s command to greet one another with a holy kiss. I’ve noted before that our handshake is not nearly so intimate as a culture that kisses and says something about our tendency to hold people at a distance. Perhaps in the immediate future (I suspect this will wear off in the next year or so), the handshake does carry a level of intimacy that it lacked before.