Category Archives: LCMS 2007 Convention
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
Trying not to be that Fish
While saltwater fishing, If you see a feeding frenzy, you can be sure there are probably sizeable speck, reds, or other larger gamefish there. Underneath them, will be smaller fish feeding on the remains of the bait fish that … Continue reading
A Janus-faced Synod
There are words in English that mean two different things. For example, ‘bolt’ means both secure in place and to dart away. ‘Dust’ means to both remove material and spread material. ‘Trim’ means to both add and to take away. … Continue reading
Politics and Peeing on New Hay – Rerun
This is not deja vu. You might have read this in May of 2008; you could have read it in 1998. Think of this as my Carthago delenda est. I am republishing because both at the district and synodical level the political … Continue reading
Dale Meyer Does George Bush
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
What Will We Try Next…
to win souls for Jesus? I don’t know, but I’m willing to bet that whatever the Baptist, Presbyterians, on Non-denominationals do, we will soon follow.
Who Told You that You Were Naked?
That’s the second question the Lord asked of the newly fallen Adam. The Lord came looking for His friend for their usual cool of the evening stroll in paradise, but Adam was hiding from Him. When God asked why, Adam … Continue reading
New Roman Missal Finally Out and LSB is Really
The following is from http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal/examples.shtml . The Third Edition of the Roman Catholic Missal is finally out as of August 21, 2009, and look what they changed back to.
The Pyramid has Crumbled
Surely “someone’ wanted it to happen this way. Defenders of the LCMS polity use the analogy of a pyramid standing on its tip. The congregations are the base; the Synod is the tip. Well, that pyramid has crumbled.
Don’t Even Bother to ask Your Doctor
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