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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.

Monday, February 28, 2005 AD

this is an audio post - click to play

My naughtie hottie...

...made my favorite dessert for my birthday: pineapple up-side down cake. Yeah!

Sunday, February 27, 2005 AD

Friends Don't Let Friends Go Heterodox

Dan and I celebrating my 33rd at Old Chicago - a reward for my first workout in 1.5 years. Courtesy of Erica.

License to Drink

License to Drink
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Dan and I enjoying our drinks with our Sin Boldly licenses. Courtesy of Erica.

Dan and His Poison

Dan and His Poison
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Dan drinking his Snakebite at Old Chicago. Courtesy of Erica

Me with my "other" blonde.

Me with my "other" blonde.
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
My wife is sooo jealous. Courtesy of Erica.

Saturday, February 26, 2005 AD

Another quiz-results...

a vegetable garden
You are 'growing one's own food'.

You are guided by two words: 'Live simply.' You
value quality over quantity in most things, and
you have little use for the materialism and
consumerism of modern culture. You know the
value of hard work and try to be
self-sufficient as much as possible, and what
you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is
an island, and you cannot do everything
yourself. Your puritanical work ethic makes
makes people think that you are weird, and not
much fun. Your problem is that growing one's
own food has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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Thanks to Devona, John H. and Twylah and whoever else I forgot.

More news on Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith...

...This has some possible spoilers. We'll see. Thanks to Slash Dot.

Friday, February 25, 2005 AD

This one's for Pr. Humann...

...Josh S. (Fearsome Pirate) originally posted THIS up at Here We Stand. There were some cry babies so Josh took it down. Wonder what they think about Monty Python's "Holy Grail" or "The Life of Brian."

My favorite lines:

"Me so holy. Me, me so holy. Me so holy."
"I just don't understand how some weenies want Bibles on CD's."
"Thompson chain with big red letters."

Thursday, February 24, 2005 AD

Non sequitor...

Non sequitor...
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Drinking problem?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 AD

Bethany ELCA Steeple in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 1 of 6: You are facing east.

Bethany ELCA Pulpit in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 2 of 6: Where the Word of God is supposed be properly divided into Law and Gospel. Left of the sanctuary. You are facing northeast.

Bethany ELCA Organ Pic 5 in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 3 of 6: The pipes to the right of the organ. Facing west.

Bethany ELCA Organ Pic 3 in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 4 of 6: The pipes on the left of the organ. I couldn't step back far enough or zoom out with the camera due to the balcony rail. You are facing west.

Bethany ELCA Organ Pic 4 in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 5 of 6: The pipes above the organ. Facing west.

Bethany ELCA Organ Pic 2 in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 6 of 6: The organ. You are facing west. Notice the mirror at the top right for the organist. That's the only way the organist can watch what's going on at the altar.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 AD

Bethany ELCA in Little Sweden, KS

Skin Deep Beauty 1 of 2: This is one of my favorites. Look at that communion rail. You are looking east.

Bethany ELCA in Little Sweden, KS - The Organ

Skin Deep Beauty 2 of 2: The Organ was in the balcony. When you would enter the church you pass underneath. You are looking west.

Monday, February 21, 2005 AD

So I've visited several times with my...

...Veterans Administration (VA) doctor. She has confirmed what my wife and my best friend have been saying: I need to lose weight. I need to lose the title, "The Largest Filipino on Earth."

Like any government agency, they have a "fecal"-load of papers to give you. One of them was an activity sheet and the calorie loss associated with it. Well, they listed "sitting down", "sitting down and reading" even "sitting down and watching TV" but not "sitting down while drinking beer." Oh, well, their loss. I wonder if another government study is called for?

Sunday, February 20, 2005 AD

What do you get when you mix Lutherans, beer and blogs? ...

...well, one possibility would be this. Another would be this. Or this. How about I give you true purpose? How about I give you Purpose Driven Drinking?

A man that Dan & I highly respect gave this bit of wisdom...

..."NASCAR is homoerotic."

Saturday, February 19, 2005 AD

The answer is 42...

...Slashdot informs its readers of a remake of the classic. Trailer here. Looks promising. Hope to see it in Wichita.

Friday, February 18, 2005 AD

Today is...

...the commemoration of Blessed Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor, Reformer of
the Holy Catholic Church.

"I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from
eternity, and also, true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, Who has
redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all
sins, from death, and the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but
with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death,
that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in
everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he is risen
from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. this is most certainly
(Luther's Small Catechism)

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus
Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the
Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true
faith. In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the
whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one
true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my
sins and the sins of all believers. on the last day he will raise me and
all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believes in Christ. This
is most certainly true."
(Luther's Small Catechism)

"Thus with the sweetest names Christ is called my Law.my sin, and my death,
in opposition to the Law, sin and death, even though in fact he is nothing
but sheer liberty, righteousness, life, and eternal salvation. therefore
he becomes law to the law, sin to sin, and death to death, in order that He
might redeem me from the curse of the Law, justify me,and make me
alive. And so Christ is both; While He is the Law, He is liberty, while He
is sin, He is life. For by the very fact that He permitted the Law to
accuse Him, sin to damn Him, and death to devour Him He abrogated the Law,
damned sin, destroyed death, and justified and saved me. Thus Christ is a
poison against the Law, sin, death, and simultaneously a remedy to regain
liberty, righteousness, and eternal life." (Lectures on Galatians, (1535)
LW, 26, 163)

Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice,
With exultation springing,
And, with united heart and voice
And holy rapture singing,
Proclaim the wonders God hath done,
How His right arm the victory won;
Right dearly it hath cosy Him.

Fast bound in Satan's chains I lay,
Death brooded darkly o'er me,
Sin was my torment night and day,
In sin my mother bore me;
yea, deep and deeper still I fell,
Life had become a living hell,
So firmly sin possessed me.

My own god works availed me naught,
No merit they attaining;
Free will against God's judgment fought,
Dead to all good remaining.
My fears increased till sheer despair
Left naught but death to be my share;
The pangs of hell I suffered.

But God beheld my wretched state
before the world's foundation,
And, mindful of His mercies great,
He planned my soul's salvation.
A father's heart he turned to me,
Sought my redemption fervently:
He gave His dearest treasure.

He spoke to His beloved Son:
`Tis time to have compassion.
Now go, bright Jewel of My Crown,
And bring to man salvation,
From sin and sorrow set Him free,
Slay bitter death for him that he
May live with Thee forever.

The Foe shall shed My precious blood,
Me and My life bereaving. All this I suffer for Thy good;
Be steadfast and believing!
Life shall from death the victory win,
My innocence shall bear thy sin;
So art thou blest forever!
(Martin Luther, 1523)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 AD

Imitation Milk...

...brings us Star Wars: Episode 3 - A Lost Hope.

My favorites of this parody:

EPT 1138 and Padme - hehehe.

"You're pure dag, nasty evil." Kenobi to Anakin, "It's just a fact."

Master Yoda, "Now screwed, we all will be."

The Best
(passes his plans for the DEATH STAR to The Dark Lord of the Sith): "I've been working on this for some time."
Lord Vader (pause): A boobie?

Master Yoda chugging a beer.

I got the link from Mr. Jason Evans. Thanks. I don't know if he's Lutheran (strong kung-fu) or Baptist (weak kung-fu). Maybe he could enlighten me.

He made me laugh...

...nice! Please welcome Mr. David Spencer.

Today is...

...the commemoration of Blessed Phillip Melanchthon, Confessor, author of the Augsburg Confession and the Apology.

"I will speak of Your statues before kings, and will not be put to shame." (Ps. 119:46)

"It is also taught among us that we cannot obtain forgiveness of sins and
righteousness before God by our own merits, works, and satisfactions, but
that we receive forgiveness of sin and become righteous before God by
grace, for Christ's sake, through faith, when we believe that Christ
suffered for us and that for His sake our sin is forgiven and righteousness
and eternal life are given to us. For God will regard and reckon this
faith as righteousness, as Paul says in Rom. 3 and 4." (Phillip
Melanchthon, Augsburg Confession, Article 4)

"From this fundamental article it is clear why we ascribe justification to
faith rather than to love, though love follows faith since love in the
keeping of the law. Paul teaches that we are justified not by the law but
by the promise, which is received by faith only. We cannot even love an
angry God; the law always accuses us and thus always shows us an angry
God. Therefore we must first take hold of the promise by faith, that for
Christ's sake the Father is reconciled and forgiving. Later we begin to
keep the Law. Far away from human reason, far away from Moses, we must
turn our eyes to Christ, and believe that He was given for us to be
justified on His account. . . . There are two basic facts: First, we are
not justified by the law because human nature cannot keep the law of God
nor love God, and second, we are justified by the promise, in which
reconciliation, righteousness, and eternal life are assured to us for
Christ's sake." (Apology,IV, 294-7)

Thanks to Pr. Paul R. Williams (Kung Fu Master) for the reminder.

I will try...

...to update the blogroll. Please be patient.

Monday, February 14, 2005 AD

The much dreaded Valentine's post...

...is really not that dreadful.

Predictions on who should get-it-on in the Lutheran blogsphere:
  1. Dan the Geologist with Intollerant Elle.
  2. Tim of Balaam's Ass with Bunnie of World Magazine.
  3. Josh Strodtbeck (the Fearsome Pirate) with the elusive FDN.
I love you!

A man only says, "I love you"...

...if he's drunk.
...if he's in deep "fecal-matter" with his wife.
...if it's both of the above.


...I wish my sweetheart the best Valentine's ever. I can't wait to see you tonight babe. Doh!

Sunday, February 13, 2005 AD

The hour of reckoning is upon us...

You are King Arthur of the Britons! You let no-one stand in your way, you are brave and strong! Keep searching, you'll find the grail yet!
You are King Arthur of the Britons! You let no-one
stand in your way, you are brave and strong!
Keep searching, you'll find the grail yet!

Which Monty Python & the Holy Grail Character are you REALLY?
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...Prepare for battle! BTW, you can get the sake!

Saturday, February 12, 2005 AD


How evil are you?


Friday, February 11, 2005 AD

Why women marry older men...

You Are 28 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005 AD

Silly rabbit...

The season of Lent begins today. A sobering thought: Abortion is murder. That is what makes variances of abortion horrific and the same.

...Trix are for kids.

My math teacher...

...asks why we shouldn't have class today. Several students and the teacher himself said, "It's the beginning of the Chinese New Year." I was the only one that said, "It's Ash Wednesday."

Tuesday, February 08, 2005 AD

Another quiz...

You are fark.com  You are popular, but many people don't take you seriously.  You like hearing yourself talk, and are fond of cliches. You like boobies.
Which Website are You?

...that I picked up from Chaz. Go figure...

Friday, February 04, 2005 AD


...canceled! Let's see why: It's not "Star Trek: Enterprise" but no just "Enterprise". Instead of sticking with the traditional title "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: The Original Series", "Star Trek: You Get the Idea".

What else did they "consummate" up? Let's see: Instead of sticking with the traditional music theme like its predecessors, it had to come up with a gay wordy theme. Yeah gay!

Don't get me wrong, I was one of those who watched it every time it aired, a secret "Trekkie". Some things I like: There is no prime directive, Jolene Blalock (Erica's gonna kick my ass!) and the Federation is born.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005 AD

Save the Boobies!

...it's that time of year again. I love when my wife reminds me of this.