(TENNESSEAN) — The New Testament warns Christians not to conform to the world.
But some folks take it more seriously than others.
For Ervin Yoder, a Mennonite minister and concrete contractor, it means he has a cellphone for work but no TV or radio. He uses his computer like a word processor, has no email and gets on the Internet only with extreme care.
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What other people call “snail mail,” Yoder calls “mail.” And it’s the primary way he communicates with out-of-town relatives and fellow ministers.
But following that biblical injunction is about to get harder for him. Because of its ongoing financial struggles, the U.S. Postal Service wants to shut down about 3,700 rural post offices to save money. Among them is the post office at 7100 Main St. in Cottage Grove, Tenn., population 88.