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Counting the Cost

iMonk has written a powerful piece on the true cost of discipleship for some of the students to whom he ministers.  As I read and re-read his words, I could not get some of his pointed words out of my head...

As I am standing in front of this young woman, and I’m thinking how easily we present Christ to these students; how . . .

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September 08, 2008

Luther on the Genuine Gospel

In a word directed to preachers/pastors, Luther provides some wonderful counsel we can all use to evaluate the content of the sermons we are hearing and books we are reading.  The touchstone?  Jesus Christ, of course:

The book of 1 Peter is a wonderful letter and a model for us.  Peter begins by explaining who . . .

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September 08, 2008

This Made Me Laugh

This is just plain funny...

When liberals start acting like they're opposed to pre-marital sex and mothers having careers, you know McCain's vice presidential choice has knocked them back on their heels.

--Anne Coulter

HT: The Fearsome Pirate

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September 05, 2008

Luther on Freedom and Considering Others

Luther is famous for, among other things, his writing on Christian freedom.  Rare indeed is the seminarian, pastor, or interested reader who is not familiar with his words in "The Freedom of a Christian," where Luther famously writes, "Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none, a Christian man is the . . .

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September 03, 2008

More Luther on Prayer

Writing on Psalm 51, Luther says:

I have learned from my own experience that praying is often the most difficult thing to do.  I don't hold myself up as a master of prayer.  In fact, I admit that I have often said these words coldly: "God, have mercy on me."  I prayed that way because I was worried . . .

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September 03, 2008

Luther on Making Time for Prayer

More good advice from Dr. Luther:

It's good to let prayer be the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night.  Be on guard against false, deceitful thoughts that say, "Wait awhile; you can pray in an hour  First, you must finish this or that."  For with such thoughts, you . . .

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September 02, 2008

A-musement (29 Aug)

Haven't had any a-musement around here for a while...and with McCain's announcement of Sarah Palin for VP, this seems fitting:


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August 29, 2008