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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.

Friday, April 29, 2005 AD


...I hate being right all the time.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 AD

Cover of Announcement.

Cover of Announcement.
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Spring Commencement 2005: Feel the Power. Cowley County Community College

Inside Right Leaf of Announcement

It reads: "Cowley County Community College announces that the Terrible Swede is a candidate for the degrees of Associate of Science in Mathematics and Associate of Applied Science in Non-Destructive Testing at the Annual Commencement, Saturday, May Seventh, Two Thousand Five, Ten thirty in the morning, W.S. Scott Auditorium, Arkansas City, Kansas".

Back Side of Announcement

Back Side of Announcement
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
My Swedish Flying Dala Horse. Erica and I made the announcement.

Rida 1of1

Rida 1of1
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
"Rida, Rida..." song (Swedish on left, English on right) on hotplate from our second Midsommardag in Lindsborg, Kansas. Courtesy of me

Rida 2of2

Rida 2of2
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Erica's & I's second Midsommardag together. Courtesy of me.

Valkommen 1of1

Valkommen 1of1
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Swedish for "Welcome." Hot plate from our first Midsommardag (Mid-Summer day) in Little Sweden. From the Hemslojd. Courtesy of me.

Valkommen 2of2

Valkommen 2of2
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Our first Midsommardag together in Little Sweden, KS, June 2003. Courtesy of me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 AD

Pastor Paul McCain (Kung Fu Master) of Cyberbrethren

...shares some wisdom WRT gnosticism or "secret knowledge."

The Devil is creative, that's for sure. If he can not steal away people from the Faith by getting them to reject it, or ignore it, or otherwise disregard it, he will plant in their minds the idea that there is really something MORE out there. Wait a minute....creative? Nope, just a variation on his classic trick of bait and switch. "If you eat this...you shall be like God!" In other words, there IS something more out there and God is keeping you from it. How dare He? What kind of God is He who would keep you from what will REALLY satisfy.
And so we have in recent years had a spate of speculation about the "Hidden Gospels." One scholar, Elaine Pagels, has made a mint on fobbing off the so called "missing Gospels" on an uneducated and ignorant public. The DaVinci Code novel has captivated people with its suggestions of Christ's marriage, hidden secrets and so forth. All this is nothing more, or less, than warmed over heresy.
Pastors and churches today need to warn their flocks in no uncertain terms about these things. They are soul-destroying and faith-corrupting errors which, if taken to heart, will result in a person's eternal torment and death in hell fire. It's just that serious.
And now we have yet another one of these trashy books out, "The Lost Message of Jesus"
Dr. Al Mohler (Ni!) has a good column today on this.
Of course, I have the perfect solution to the "confusing" Bible that is lamented by one person in this column. I can give you the solution in two words: Small Catechism.
There is a reason our Lutheran fathers labeled Luther's Small Catechism as the "The Layman's Bible" -- it is a great way to anchor people in the basics of Biblical truth.

All emphasis and inner commentary are mine. :p

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 AD

Purpose Fiction

Purpose Fiction
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Oh, yeah! Picked this up out there in the Lutheran blogsphere. Not telling where I got it from.

Post-Modernist Dilemma OR Lutheran Delight

What happens when you mix alcohol, cards, MP, and ornery Ludderans? Courtesy of me.

Oblique View of the Flying Dala Horse

This dala horse was made at the dala horse factory by special request at the Hemslojd in Little Sweden. More pictures at my Flying Dala Horse blog.

Monday, April 25, 2005 AD

Feast of St. Mark...

For him, O Lord, we praise You,
Whose fainting heart, made strong,
Poured forth his faithful Gospel
To animate our song.
May we in all our weakness
Receive Your pow'r divine
And all as faithful branches
Grow strong in You, the Vine.

O Almighty God, Who has enriched Your Church with the precious Gospel
written by Your Evangelist St. Mark, give us grace that we may firmly
believe Your glad tidings of salvation and daily walk as it becomes the
Gospel of Christ, through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who
lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.

Lord Swede...Rise!

I finally posted some pictures of Emperor Palpatine, a Clone Pilot and Darth Vader cereal over at Darth Swede! More to come!

Finally posted...

...some pictures of Doug Shane and Spaceship One over at my Flying Dala Horse blog. What do you think?

Saturday, April 23, 2005 AD


...and eddy currents from EM and capillary action are some tools I use to make civilian planes safer and military planes lethal.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 AD

In honor of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith...

...I've changed my background music from "Battle without Honor and Humility" (Kill Bill - the Best QT film ever - sound track) to the "Imperial Death March." Darth Vader will have to contend with Darth Swede.

This quiz has been going around...

1: Lutheran (100%)
2: Roman Catholic (77%)
3: Eastern Orthodox (76%)
4: Presbyterian/Reformed (74%)
5: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (70%)
6: Congregational/United Church of Christ (59%)
7: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (47%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (44%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (31%)
10: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (27%)
11: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (23%)
12: Seventh-Day Adventist (17%)
13: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (16%)

Not that it proves anything, but nice...

BTW: The results would probably be inverted if this was asked of me seven years ago.

Dan, you ain't got "fecal matter" on me...

You are a lumber jack! I bow down to your greatness :D
I bow down to your awesomeness. You truly are a
Knight of the Round Table, ready to defend
yourself against the Knights of Ni, use the
Holy Grenade of Antioch, and RUN
AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! from the horrible monster
barber who truly desires to be a singing
lumberjack. Or better yet, you are Brian,
fighting off the misguided crowds and wondering
what on earth you did wrong to wind up singing
"Always Look on the Bright Side of
Life" while hanging on the cross. Well
whoever you choose all I have to say is Go

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I only did well b/c the quiz doesn't ask about the other skits that MP have done.

Friday, April 15, 2005 AD


Mr. Incredible
Which Incredibles Character Are You?

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WRT Origins...

...the topic comes on-and-off over at Here We Stand - A Mega-Lutheran Blog.

I'm not a Young Earth Creationist anymore - it wants to pin you down and force a confession - a sort of Law-Gospel-Law.

But don't be fooled - I'm not an Old Earth Creationist either. It desires to subvert Sciptures and the Confessions (including our Dogmatics) and establish Man as god - a sort of Law-Anti-Gospel-Law.

And they both dismiss the mystery of the whole event/account. Not that the creation event can't be explored with science and theology with any certainty at all. We just don't know - we weren't there. It's origins - it's metaphysical - it's a miracle.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 AD

My wife and I...

...did our civic duty last night and voted for the marriage amendment in Kansas. It passed. My wife will probably post details when she's able. Off to class...