Archive for the 'Theology' Category

Lifestyle for Sale!

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

I seem to be taking a bit of a summer break from blogging and am enjoying it immensely. I have a few things consuming most of my time and I can’t really blog about those things at this point, so I just haven’t had much to say.
I have, however, been able to take some […]

He is risen!

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

More on Noah’s Ark?

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

In an update on the Mt. Ararat anomoly some speculate might be Noah’s Ark, Space.com published recently taken satellite photo.
It does look odd, but is it Noah’s Ark? To my untrained eyes it just looks like rock and ice.
Here is a radar image that makes the noted area look like […]

Are we tired of this yet?

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The banning of the Easter Bunny has been the topic in the blogsphere for a few days now, so it’s not news to most people that an Easter display was removed from City Hall in St. Paul, MN. Jay Leno just had a great comment regarding this:

“How come people want to take the […]

The Value of the Law

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

A tract was dropped off at my door a few nights ago by someone from the Anchorage Baptist Temple advertising a Faithbuilders‘ class. It is noble enough to want to build one another’s faith. What got me was the message inside:
HOW DO I GET SAVED?
Take God at His word and claim His promise […]

Bored with a Gospel that isn’t social?

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I posted previously on ChangePoint Church in Anchorage. Last Sunday they had a big front page story headlined, “Church as community partner,” which merits yet another post. I am willing to grant that the reporter was simply after information regarding the church’s role in the community and not what they actually teach and […]

Evolution Sunday

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

According to Answers in Genesis, over 400 churches in 49 states will be celebrating the 197th birthday of Charles Darwin.
Two years ago, Prof. Michael Zimmerman at the University of Wisconsin (its Oshkosh campus)—and also its dean of the College of Letters and Sciences—began what became known as “The Clergy Letter Project.?
Using the university’s […]

Finally, they will settle this in court!

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Did Jesus exist? Italian courts to decide.

Rogue Baptism?

Monday, November 21st, 2005

To baptize or not to baptize - that is the question!

I’m Going on a Field Trip: A Preliminary Report

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

My sister-in-law, Rachel, and I want to make it a family activity, really - going to ChangePoint church - just for fun, of course. It’s the biggest and fastest growing church in Alaska. I was first exposed to ChangePoint by an article Rachel’s brother sent along.
It’s always good to research a place before […]

Hey Look!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Indulgences are back in fashion!
See the text of the indulgence here.

Michael Card on the industry of CCM

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Michael Card is one of my favorite artists precisely because he does not embody the plastic, contrived sound that defined early CCM. He is simply one of the best poets of our time. A recent article details the history of the commercialization of Christian music, and in it, Card’s quotes are the ones […]

Impressions of an LCMS church

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

As Dan and I have visited one another, we have attended one another’s churches. He belongs to a church affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I belong to one affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Dan is writing about his impressions of WELS churches and suggested I write about my […]

Grace v. Karma, in Bono’s words

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Josh S outs Bono as a closet Lutheran. I think he might have a point.
“…I’d be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge,” says Bono. “It doesn’t excuse my mistakes, but I’m holding out for Grace. I’m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, […]

I love it when this sort of thing happens…

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

…Archeological finds like this:
(IsraelNN.com) A royal seal dating to the period of the First Temple has been found in an archeological dig in the City of David, adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem. The seal’s inscription has the name of Jehudi, son of Shelemiah, one of the top officials in the court of the […]

“I’m a Registered Religious Practitioner, eh?”

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

LifeSite reports on a call for state control of religion made on Canada’s National Public Radio Broadcasts by former Royal Military College professor Bob Furguson.
Ministers would have to fulfill certain requirements in order to gain a licence or certificate to be a Registered Religious Practitioner.
The former professor pitched his idea as a boon […]

Another thing I am intolerant of…

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

…is giving Jesus a sex-change.
Yes! The Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth has now become the Daughter of God, Judith of Nazareth!
The exact name of the book is Judith Christ Of Nazareth, The Gospels Of The Bible, Corrected To Reflect That Christ Was A Woman, Extracted From The Books Of Matthew, Mark, Luke, […]

A Clown Eucharist…

Monday, May 30th, 2005

My eyes literally went out of focus when reading this post.
Here (pdf) is the service folder (or should I say “program?”) for which Midwest Conservative Journal posted a link.

The Old Testament lesson and Gospel readings were mimed.
After the breaking of the bread, the people respond with noisemakers.
After the retiring procession, people toss […]

Amusing

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

In Anchorage this week…
St. Mary’s plans bluegrass Mass
There will be a bluegrass Mass and service of Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, with the music beginning with gathering songs at 11:20 a.m. and the service starting at 11:30 a.m. Other services are available at the church, 2222 E. Tudor Road. For more […]

Lucky or blessed?

Friday, May 13th, 2005

This devotion addresses something that has been irritating me relatively recently - the widespread use of the word “luck” by Christians. The concept is so ingrained in our culture and vocabulary that we don’t even think about it when we say it.
Lucky, or Blessed?
I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form […]