...I hate being right all the time.
Friday, April 29, 2005 AD
Thursday, April 28, 2005 AD
Cover of Announcement.
Inside Right Leaf of Announcement
Back Side of Announcement
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 AD
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
Post-Modernist Dilemma OR Lutheran Delight
Oblique View of the Flying Dala Horse
Monday, April 25, 2005 AD
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.
...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
...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.
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.
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
of ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHH!! Or perhaps a
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
...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
...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...