Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sermon for Trinity 5

In which I address the “sadness” over the recent Supreme Court Ruling, in the context of Peter’s confession “I am a sinful man.” *** When it’s all over, and the fish are gathered, Peter tells Jesus to go away. Depart … Continue reading

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Off to the Publisher

Last week, I sent my final draft manuscript off to the publisher. The title so far is “Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish.” For those who are annually dismayed at the scant attention given to Luther’s genius in … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

I am looking for someone to peer-review a book I am working on. The topic is catechetics. Projected completion date is Spring 2014. Qualifications include: A general familiarity with Lutheran Theology, and an ability to reason and evaluate logical arguments. As Compensation, … Continue reading

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Spot the Heresy

I’m making a chart to help explain the role of grace and faith among various Christian groups. Obviously, being a chart, it must be brief, which means nuance is lost. However, it should also be accurate. So, what do you … Continue reading

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Six of One…

Secretary Napolitano assures Americans that the NSA snooping program is not at all like “1984”. That would be bad. This program is good.  A bi-partisan collection of senators speaks out telling us no rights are being violated. It’s not only … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As Government Overreach

An opinion piece today in the NY Times suggests that blister packaging should be used on Tylenol to reduce suicides. The theory is that people who only sort-of want to commit suicide won’t go through the trouble of removing them … Continue reading

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Sacraments

Over at First Things, there is a discussion about why Baptists who tend away from Arminianism would often be called “Calvinist Baptists” but never “Lutheran Baptists”. Read HERE and HERE. Both authors make good points, but the real reason is … Continue reading

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