This seems to be the question on everyone's mind lately...one we find ourselves striving to adequately answer in a way that honestly captures our reasons for moving to the LCMS. Anyway, I don't think I have found a better, more succinct answer anywhere than these words by Dr. Gene Edward Veith:
Imagine a church that is . . .
Yesterday at Glory to God for All Things, Fr. Stephen posted marvelous words about placing emphasis in our lives on those things that are important to God. In his post, he discussed both the necessity and the aim of theology...to know God:
And this is theology - to know God. If I have a commitment in theology, it is to . . .
For the past couple of months, I have been using Concordia's most recent edition of the Lutheran Book of Prayer as part of my morning devotions and prayer. There is a section of daily prayers that covers the span of one month, and while they are all excellent, from time to time a prayer will especially resonate with me. This morning was . . .
"I grew old too quickly and wise too slowly..."
These words were said by our pastor, Ralph Hobratschk, during Sunday School this morning at Hope Lutheran Church. On the lighter side, these words almost sound like the tongue-in-cheek lyrics of a Jimmy Buffett song. More seriously, isn't this, unfortunately, more than . . .
What is called politics is comparatively something so superficial and inhuman, that practically I have never fairly recognized that it concerns me at all. (Henry David Thoreau, "Life Without Principle," 1863)
Ah, alas, some things never change...
I have deliberately kept this blog apolitical in the past, and I'm not intending to make this a political arena now, but there is something I noticed in the debates last week that all the presidential candidates on both sides of the fence fail to understand:
The war in Iraq is political...in fact, all war is politics.
In . . .