Category Archives: General
Trivializing the Miraculous Mission
Below for you listening pleasure or discomfiture are the VBS songs the Missouri Synod’s publishing house is offering for it’s 2019 program: Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves the World. CPH’s website devoted to this says: “A Concordia Publishing House (CPH) we … Continue reading
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.
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
Civil Religion Casts a Creed
Surely you’ve seen this sign. It is popular in Austin, no wonder at that. Austinites confess their faith on bumpers, shirts, body parts and now a yard sign.
The Dangerous Moral Morass You Don’t Have to Step On To
In south Louisiana the rabbit hunting is spectacular. You would have to be a pretty lousy shot not to bag your limit. The problem is you’re hunting at times on top of bogs.
Visit to a Calvinistic Baptist Church – A High Point
Finally, after visiting a Pentecostal Church, a Bible Church, a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Church, Redeemer Presbyterian, and St. Albert the Great Catholic church, I heard the Gospel proclaimed clearly, more than once, and not as adjunct to something else. It … Continue reading
Visit to a Catholic Church
It truly was catholic in the small ‘c’ sense. There were a variety of ethnic groups and ages all equally at home in the sanctuary and with each other. That’s not where the catholicity ended but that was where it … Continue reading
America, Behold Your gods!
America has three gods. They are the three C’s: Choice, Control, and Compensation. You mess with any of these and you bring a firestorm of popular resentment against you. And herein is the problem.
A Barber, a Profligate, and the Devil
What do a barber, a profligate, and the Devil have in common? Tragic death and enormous guilt.
Boom! Changes Everything
Fox has a new summer show titled Boom! and does it change everything? No, it shows everything really has changed.