Category Archives: Families
An Open Letter to Helen Andrews
This is another letter from the trashcan. This was about an article on pornography where the author placed blame squarely on Baby Boomers. I disagreed.
The Library of Babel
Below is an excerpt from the book The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson. Two things commend this book in my mind. None of the 5 or so people I have recommended it to have been disappointed. Also he … Continue reading
Yes, There is a Difference
Lutherans aren’t the only ones who distinguish between themselves with letter acronyms. The Reformed do too, particularly the Presbyterians. They have PCUSA, PCA, and OPC. This corresponds to Lutherans ELCA, LCMS, and ELS. I’d never been to an OPC that’s … Continue reading
Boomers vs. Digital Natives
You know the brackets for the various named generations fluctuate depending on who’s doing the categorizing. I think we can go with the Bellamy Brother’s definition of “Kids of the Baby Boom.” If you didn’t watch John Kennedy die … Continue reading
Oz, not the Doctor, and Bacon, not the Food
When teaching on the three ways Man tries to know the True God and fails, philosophy, mysticism, and moralism, I appeal to Oz and Zhivago. Perhaps I should substitute or at least add bacon to the latter.
Sunscreen and Hunting
A dermatologist told me I should start wearing sunscreen when hunting. I tried it on several hunts and hated it. Why? It’s a mixed message. The distinct odor of sunscreen is evocative of beaches and salt spray, not vegetation and … Continue reading
Three Little Words
I’m convinced. The criteria people use to evaluate candidates for the pastoral office are just moribund. They are not even so last century or the century before that. They aren’t even so last millennia; they are the one before it. … Continue reading
The Visit I Didn’t Want to Make – Cowboy Church
I didn’t even want to write up this account of my 2019 visit to a Cowboy Church in Bryan, Texas.
If You’re Going to Run Through the Bosporus Give Heed to CCR
This article was published in Christian News, June 8, 2020. I couldn’t find an online edition so I offer it here for those interested.
You Won’t Believe this Communion Statement!
I freely admit this is clickbait, but it’s also true. The following story shows how it’s possible to go from Closed to Communion to Open in less than a generation. Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church was founded in 1985 by … Continue reading