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Which theologian are you?

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You scored as Martin Luther

The daddy of the Reformation. You are opposed to any Catholic ideas of works-salvation and see the scriptures as being primarily authoritative.

Martin Luther

100%

Karl Barth

100%

Anselm

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January 15, 2008

One of the Most Profound Things I Heard Today

"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 . . .

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January 13, 2008

Thoreau on Politics

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...

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January 11, 2008

Thoughts on the War in Iraq...

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 . . .

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January 08, 2008

"An American's Prayer for the New Year"--Ben Witherington

Just posted on Ben Witherington's excellent blog...here in its entirety because it is too pointedly good to edit:

Lord God:

 

I am almighty tired of all that is tawdry and cheap about Christianity in America. I am tired of the chest thumping assumptions about God being on ‘our side’.I weary of those . . .

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January 02, 2008

CoD Part 8, Carefree Simplicity

As 2007 rapidly draws to a close, the web and other media outlets are abuzz with a flurry of predictions about 2008. From $5/gallon gasoline to the American presidential race to war in the Middle East, it seems everyone has something to say about the year that hasn't even yet begun. Regardless of what you read, however, the predictions . . .

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December 31, 2007

Snowing...

It's snowing?!  OK, so it's not really snowing in Houston...but this 'blog snow' is about as close as we'll get here, and it will last about as long!

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December 30, 2007

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