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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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 AD

Back Tracking A Little...

Good full beer. 1 pint 0.9 fluid ounces. 6.0% ABV. Camra Gold Medal 2001 (A British award?) Around Mary: A beautifully executed bottle-conditioned ale. Split this one with Dan the Geologist on my birthday. UPC: 62067 02810.

To the right of Mary: RCH Brewery. West Hewish. Weston-Super-Mare. Hand brewed ales. Ale Mary is bottle-conditioned by Wessex Craft Brewers. The ale, therefore, contains live yeast and matures naturally in a bottle, producing the sparkle and complexity of a cask conditioned ale. Store upright in a cool place and pour gently to avoid disturbing the natural sediment. (Swede comment: some people like the sediment - I'm impartial.)

To the left of Mary: Ale Mary - A dark, rich spicy bottle-conditioned ale, resonant with Christmas seasonal flavours (spelling error :P ) and designed to take the chill off the coolest winter night. Ale Mary has a warm and sweet aroma of cloves, corriander and ginger. The palate provides touches of rum, raisins and sultanas, with a dry fruity finish. This ale has been exclusively brewed for us by Paul Davey of RCH Brewery.

Does anyone know what the Camra Gold Medal is?

Sunday, April 16, 2006 AD

One of the Joys of Blogging...

...is actually meeting one of the bloggers. In particular, I'm happy to meet the Lutheran bloggers. (Yes, my sectarianism again. Why would I want to meet a works-righteous oriented/theology of glory blogger?)

This Easter morn, we (myself, my lovely wife, Dan the Geologist and Jeff the Virgin of Fireworks) met Vicar "Router" of Free & Bound (formerly Out Standing in a Field) at our new church Christ Evangelical Lutheran, in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was such a pleasure. I wish him and his new fiancee well. He will truly be "bound".


Please congratulate him!

Happy Easter from the Swedes!

He is risen. He is risen, indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 AD

69th Beer: Sam Adams: Cream Stout

Awesome beer. Chocolately, dark roasted beer. Good after din-din beer.

From the label on the neck:
Smooth and rich. Sam Adams Cream Stout is brewed with extra portions of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roast barley and hand selected English hops. The tradition has it that ale drinkers of Sam Adams' day considered all other stouts to be merely milk. This was the cream. Cheers! (signed) Jim Koch.

Jason P. "Swede" and Son, Noah

Noah J. "Swede" - The Swede's Nephew!

Sunday, April 09, 2006 AD

The Spirit Is Willing But The Flesh Is Weak...

...Some thoughts for Holy Week: As some of you may know my lovely cheerful wife will be approaching her 18th foot (total) surgery - most likely this summer. You can read the details here.

We remembered her 16th foot surgery, two years ago as a married couple today. Yes, it was two years on Good Friday that Mrs. Swede went under the knife on her RIGHT foot. We left the hospital on Easter. My "earthy" post here.

We would appreciate your prayers and I'll try to keep you all updated.

The only one that I know that could know the pain she goes through is Jesus.

Saturday, April 08, 2006 AD

I Feel Closer To Wisconsin Already...

This big butt beer was good and fizzy. Yum.

From the beer labels: Hand crafted in small batches. Brewed exclusively in Wisconsin by the Leinenkugel family since 1867. A Northwoods favorite. Brewed in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, by 73 people who care.

Other numbers: 12 fluid ounces. 826355 with a beer symbol. UPC: 347371. On the bottle neck: 06196 (then below) C20819.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 AD


Been there. Done that. Now I'm going to back to bed. HT: The National Institut for Standards and Technology or NIST.

They (NIST) really are not as knowledgeable as you would think. I've had some interaction over their metalurgical standards people. Clueless

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 AD

49th Beer: Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale

This was a good ale. The fine print says, "Tempered over burning witches." I have found the Grrrrrrail!

Sunday, April 02, 2006 AD

Why Men Don't Listen to Women...

...So this article mentions why we men don't listen to women. The article's bottom line:
Men have to work harder deciphering what women are saying because they use the auditory part of the brain that processes music, not human voices. Men's brains are not designed to listen to women's voices. It's not the pitch of the woman's voice, but rather the vibration and number of sound waves that cause the problem, notes Discovery News.

My wife did NOT buy it one bit. She says the real reason men don't listen to women: boobs.

Hat Tip: Deaconess Carder.

Second of All: My Comments at Beggar's All...

...Is as follows:

At 3/27/2006 11:09 PM, The Terrible Swede said...

Another dumbass calvinist blogger proporting more lies on the Holy Eucharist.

BTW, Tim the Enchanter, your first link doesn't seem to work.

Was this on purpose, sir?


At 3/28/2006 9:11 AM, Tim the Enchanter said...

No, the dead link is a genuine glich. Sorry.

Did his post mention the Eucharist?

Oh, and the Calvinist brother who shares our name seems quite intelligent.



At 4/02/2006 9:32 PM, The Terrible Swede said... Dear Tim the Enchanter,

No, his post did not mention the Eucharist. (But he does discuss it on his main blog.)

But the copy-cat "Beggar's All" blogger is a calvinist and that implies a certain theology - a theology that is wrong and inconsistent.

You and the others of the real "Beggar's All" point out the follies of "evangelicalism". Please don't forget to point out the same follies of calvinism, sir.

First of All...

...When I was updating my blogroll, Kung Fu Master OSC (Old School Confessionalism) asked why I am interested in our vicars (as Dr. CPA rightly noted and corrected me: Kung Fu Disciples).

The basic interest: they are our FUTURE pastors. They are our FUTURE church leaders who will be giving us the precious Body and Blood to us and our children.

And Mrs. Rutz, you would be a Kung Fu Master of a different discipline (Theological History?). Just like Dr. CPA and Dr. Vieth. They are Kung Fu Masters of other disciplines.

Remember As A Kid You'd Play 'Operation'?

Well, now you can play doctor with Darth Vader. It's a game that will test your hand-eye coordination as well as the force in you. ;)

From the site:

Darth Vader is in need of repairs´┐Ż better operate quick! This classic Operation game is reborn with the addition of Darth Vader on the table! Dig deep into the Dark Lord of the Sith by removing his symbols of power: he's got Deflecting Palm, Ominous Breathing, Rebel Scum Detector, Deadly Duel, and many more! Don't set off the buzzer, or the Dark Lord of the Sith's eyes will light up and you will hear him scream in pain! "NNNOOOOOOOOOO!!"

For the Record...

...Just because we (myself, my wife, my beer buddies: Dan the Geologist and Jeff the Virgin of Fireworks and others) reject communion from a female elder does not make us Donatists. The sacrament remains valid. Period.

Please try again.

Thanks to Vicar (Kung Fu Disciple) Lehmann from Table Talk and our current pastor, Kung Fu Master Brockman for reinforcing that for me.

UPDATE: I will now try to attempt answering as many comments as possible (Mrs. Swede is taking a nap.)

I Can Now Verify Experimentally...

...that black Irish beer gives you black shit. Too much beer on St. Patty's Day this year. And I was the first one out of the monthly poker game. The Irish beer was very good - still not a fan of Guinness. Murphy's Red was the best.

Picture courtesy of Jeff, the Virgin of Fireworks.