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Terrible Swede the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog vs The Largest Filipino on Earth vs "The Fluffy"
Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 AD

Today...

...five years ago, I was confirmed a Lutheran. I was confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, in McPherson, KS.

Friday, October 29, 2004 AD

I get back from my walk...

...(Fall Break - no school) and My Tangible Peace reminded me that I didn't blog about her getting a new job. I am very thankful (and relieved) that she got the position. Now, I just need to recalculate the budget and see how it will work out.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

So Ashton Kutcher...

...plays a dumbass on "That 70's Show". Now I knew he was dating some really old skinny lady and I thought, "Wow, what a dumbass! Why with an old lady? Nasty." Then I find out he was campaigning with Edwards and thought, "The dumbass-ness must go really deep."

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

I never did care for...

...(and still have not seen) "The Passion" by Mel Gibson. (I still believe "The Life of Brian" should have been released at the same time - the timing would have been perfect.) But I have a new respect for Mel Gibson. He had some balls to publicly condemn "embryonic stem cell research" in front of millions. Maybe the host was trying to trap him but Gibson stuck to his guns and advocated "adult stem cell research" despite his family history. Wow! Balls indeed!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 AD

Before Dan, the Geologist (Strong Kung Fu - can break rocks!) went to ESL...

...here, he dropped by and gave me this awesome book - words my Russian teachers would never teach me! Dermo!

BTW: My favorite has something to the extent of "your mother up, down & all around". All examples of the prepositional case!

Here's a new Redneck phrase brought to you only from Kansas...

...that I never heard of: "Average those heffers!"

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

Erica & Luther! What the...?

In honor of the DVD release of Luther and in honour of My Hottie Blondie! Yes, she's wearing a Lutheran Chick t-shirt.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 AD

Xenophobes United...

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Friday, October 22, 2004 AD

So My Tangible Peace, My Unspeakable Joy, My Equal...

...got a new haircut. She looks hot! Later, she says, "My head feels lighter!" That's a blond for you.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

Monday, October 18, 2004 AD

Erica in 1997 Toy Taco


Erica in 1997 Toy Taco
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
The Swede's wife takes to the streets! She doesn't have to rely on rides anymore. Yeah!

Erica standing on 1997 Toy Taco

My Hot Blonde Wife! ready to drive! Praise God!

Sunday, October 17, 2004 AD

We didn't make it to church...

...this morning because I'm sick. I got a congested nose, sneezing & coughing along with a sore throat. Erica is taking care of me. With some unexpected free time, I was able to finish a book that I've been pecking at: Getting into the Formula of Concord by Eugen F. Klug & Otto F. Stahlke. This completes the trio that I referred to here.

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In the spirit of Halloween...

...Boo! I changed the background noise to Python's Holy Grail: "Bring Out Your Dead!"

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 AD

National LSF in St Louis 2002!

I had mention that our church helped Erica & I go to the last LSF gathering. I don't think we'll make it this year. My best friend, Dan Sellers, I'll came out with us - a long & enjoyable road trip. I don't know if he's in this picture. Maybe you can find him? Can you find us?

We (actually Erica) provided a report for all the Wichita Lutheran churches as a way of expressing our thanks. If I can find it, I'll post it.

If you were there, maybe you'll remember, the guest speaker, Pr. Todd Wilken (Kung Fu Master with Strong Kung Fu skills), from Issues, Etc. (Strong Kung Fu)
, and the theme, "Walking in the Shadow of the Cross". I am glad Kieschnick (Weak Kung Fu Master) didn't show his face. Erica & I would have walked out - and I would have said something not nice. BTW, Pr. Wilken is a big fan of Tarantino as well!

Or to try your memory more...
I was the guy who asked Dr. Art Just (Kung Fu Master with Strong Kung Fu skills) at the LSF 2000 gathering, during the Q&A time, after his lecture on "Music Expressing Theology": "Is there a connection between Country Music & the Occult?" Everyone laughed. That was me, the Terrible Swede, unabashedly & not ashamed. I am very vocal, even to this day. I am not a polictical person.

The Blond with the Swede!

This was a fun trip for my wife and me. It had been an exceptionally hard year in 2003 for us. I got my lay-off notice from Cessna just a couple of weeks before Christmas 2002 (some months after Erica & I got married). I got laid off from Cessna in March of 2003. This 2004 year is even tougher for us - I'll make one-fifth of what I made at Cessna.

Our church helped us out (food, money, prayers, etc.) so many times. They helped us go to the Lutheran Student Fellowship in St. Louis in December 2002, which overall was a blast.

The United Way, a non-Christian humanitarian org, has been another help in our life (rent, utilities, food, etc). It also demos the remarkable doctrine of vocation that Luther, Wingren & Veith speak of.

We are in God's hands completely. Wow.

The Babe with the Swede.

Flickr is awesome. Or at least until I figure out how to make her Power Book G4 into a remote site.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 AD

I couldn't believe it...

...the guy from the research lab I work for, the guy who I competed for a full-time position back in June, the guy who claimed to have more experience than I, the guy who plays games most of the time instead of work on experiments, the guy who sets a bad example for the younger students can't even understand algebra, fractions, percentages, solutions or dilutions! How frustating is that?!? More later, I need to pick-up Erica from her grad class.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004 AD

So My Hot Blonde Wife!...

...was playing this game. "Where's my match?" she asked.

"Right here, Babe!" I said.

With that she smacks me! What the...?

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede - the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog @

Sunday, October 03, 2004 AD

Finally...

...My Tangible Peace, My Unspeakable Joy, My Equal is off her crutches! Yea!

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Also at church...

...we honored the confirmation class of 1940! They were ten total but only five are living today. I am so amazed! Don't let their age fool you - they are very fiesty and very sharp still.

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Today at church...

...we celebrated LWML Sunday. There were more old Lutheran Ladies there today than you could shake a stick at.

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