Monthly Archives: October 2017
Halloween: Not Just for Pagans Anymore
This is a bonus blog. It’s a sermon from the year 2000. It’s always on my website, but because the pamphleteers are out again trying to bind the consciences of Christians, I’m reposting it here.
The Fabricated Luther
In Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto’s helpful 1993 book The Fabricated Luther he shows how it takes a misreading of history to lay Hitler and Nazism at the feet of Luther. But the Luther fabricated by William Shirer in his 1960 book … Continue reading
Why a Good Host Doesn’t Use the Word Host
Here is a letter – surprise, surprise – that wasn’t relegated to the trash can by its receipts. The The Lutheran Witness published it in the October 2017 issue.
A Barmecidian Feast – Visit to an Episcopal Church
The title comes from a tale in The Arabian Nights. A Barmecidian Feast is an expression that refers to anything that promises much and delivers little. It comes from the story of a very rich host who would invite beggars … Continue reading