Category Archives: Ablaze
This visit to Gateway was to the mother ‘church’ of the Austin area, Gateway North. My wife’s initial impression as we’re walking to the car: “I don’t know why this week I came away depressed while last week I … Continue reading
Who can forget the iconic landing of President George W. Bush on an aircraft carrier ablaze with a banner proclaiming MISSION ACCOMPLISHED? Who does not now know how utterly naïve or perhaps impolitic it was? The banner referred to the … Continue reading
The Reverend Doctor Jeffery Kloha has been pilloried for asserting the plasticity of the New Testament text. I don’t agree in general with his paper that makes the argument and I don’t agree with how he reaches the following conclusion, … Continue reading
I can’t get away from exploregod.com. It’s in the mail, phone messages, emails, and on billboards and radio. It’s a pan-Christian movement meant to appeal to what used to be called “seekers.” LCMS churches are participating in this movement. The … Continue reading
You just thought you knew what it meant to be Ablaze! or as the Pentecostals have always said “on fire for the Lord.”
There are hundreds of shampoos on the market; far too many to make any logical, rational, certain choice, so I choose one called “Generic Shampoo.” There are hundreds of beers too. All have competing claims and counter claims so I … Continue reading
Since the late 1990s prescription drug use has grown exponentially. In large part this has been due to the “ask your doctor if _____ is right for you” ad campaign. Doctors are hard pressed when you say, “I have these … Continue reading
This is from the official annual report on the Fan into Flames funds found at www.fanintoflamelcms.org Resolution 1-09 adopted at the 2007 Synod convention required “a detailed annual report…to be published throughout the Synod.” The report is only 6 pages … Continue reading
I wanted to title this “John Lennon’s Theology Better than Pope’s,” but I thought better of it.
Here we are at the end of our Church Year and at the beginning of a new one, and I’m thinking about the year 2525.