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Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 AD

My Anti-Union Sentiments...

...Come mainly from my fierce independency - do things on your own.

Here's a good site (suggested by my best friend - Dan the Geologist): Right To Work.

For Kansas (read brother-in-law, Nick the Dick) look here. Kansas is a right to work state.

When I worked at Cessna Aircraft Co. (my first civilian job, post-military), there was IAM (International Aerospace and Machinists) and IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). Resist the Borg!

My little brother and I refused to become a part of the unions there. We got the usual pressure and rhetoric, "But the Union got you your pay and benefits." Whatever - I choose to work there - if I didn't like the pay and benefits I'd work somewhere else - sort of like supply-and-demand and free market concepts.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 AD

Giddiness...

My lovely bride of almost four years is very giddy. You can read it here. She is a joyful people person anyways (how I deserve her - I don't know) but she has a particular reason now. We are moving out of our 400 square foot apartment into one that is over 800 square feet. This is not including the garage. We kept this under twice our normal rent as well (including the garage).

But the best part for my wife would be opening all our wedding gifts that we had to put in storage due to lack of space. She loves it - all over again.

Here's our new apartment building number:
















Here's our new apartment number:


Guy Stuff 1of2

Guy Stuff 2of2 - Power Tools

Sunday, June 18, 2006 AD

The Canadians and Beer...

...Now that I've got your attention, Pr. Klages of A Beggar At The Table is the latest host of Lutheran Carnival XXVI. Thank you for hosting, Pr. Klages.

Happy Father's Day! To The Best Dad in the Universe...


...This is an old picture (from our wedding in August 2002) but this is my adopted dad! He picked me up out of the mire of the Philippines. I wish I could do half the things he can do (pilot, navy crew chief, completed school with family of four kids, owns a Cessna 175, built his own camper, rebuilds engines for cars and trucks, can play ANY instrument - his favorite is the tuba or the oboe, can tune any instrument, co-created a portable GPS with FAA info for pilot navigation, worked for the FAA, worked for Beechcraft - now Raytheon, carpenter, son, husband and father.) He is the 'jack of all trades' and master of computer programming science security.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 AD

For My Brother-in-Law, Nick the Dick...


...Yeah.

No, I Won't Change My Mind in 40 Years...

...On abortion, women elders, and open communion. Also, I'm NOT your son.

Lutheran Carnival XXV Is Up and Running...

...At my wife's blog and this is the first time she is host. Please thank her for the time she put into it.

Sunday, June 04, 2006 AD

Conflict of Interest...

...I'm learning more about Lutheran church polity all the time. Here's a good example.

A pastor gets paid by the local congregation he serves.

The local congregation that supports the pastor differ on theological issues (women elders, abortion, open communion, etc.).

What does the pastor do?

If he confronts the local congregation and tells them to repent of their errors and they don't, could that affect his pay? As a young pastor this is critical (he may be supporting a family). As an old pastor he may be looking at a cut at his retirement.

If he allows the errors to continue, the pastor is being unfaithful to Scripture, the Lutheran confessions and his congregation.

I really don't know the answer: how does the church take care of it's pastors if the pastor and congregation don't agree?

How has the Lutheran church cared for it's pastors in the past? How has the Lutheran church removed the conflict of interest? Has it always been this way in the LCMS? American Lutheranism? Is German Lutheranism or Swedish Lutheranism different?

UPDATE: I forgot this possibility: An errant pastor and an errant congregation. This combo may be the deadliest because they are both comfortable in their sins - feeding each other incessantly - paying the pastor to tell them what they want to hear and the pastor not wanting to have his pay cut.

Again, I have no clue and seek answers.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 AD

If Luther Was Alive Today...

...Yeah - He'd be a redneck.