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Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary
April 23, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary

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Bugenhagen’s Day
April 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Bugenhagen’s Day

Yesterday was the anniversary of Johannes Bugenhagen’s sleep in the Lord … but yesterday was about waking, not sleeping  (Christus resurrexit: vere resurrexit: Alleluia!). Still, Bugenhagen is worth remembering. Pastor at Wittenberg, he was, among …

Luther, Laity, and … Lego
April 2, 2014 – 10:27 am | 2 Comments
Luther, Laity, and … Lego

A review of the Lego Movie as embodiment of Reformation theology….

The rise and fall (and rise again?) of American denominations
March 28, 2014 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
The rise and fall (and rise again?) of American denominations

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I don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent…yet
March 4, 2014 – 11:20 pm | No Comment
I don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent…yet

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I don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent…yet

What’s up among the evangelicals?
January 29, 2014 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
What’s up among the evangelicals?

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Who is Jesus? Depends on whose Jesus it is
December 17, 2013 – 6:44 pm | One Comment
Who is Jesus? Depends on whose Jesus it is

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Remembering Brother Mel
October 21, 2013 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Remembering Brother Mel

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What makes a book sacred?
September 25, 2013 – 4:15 pm | 3 Comments
What makes a book sacred?

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What makes a book sacred?

A View of the Gospel From Saturn
September 11, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
A View of the Gospel From Saturn

A few weeks ago, the Cassini spacecraft flew by Saturn. As it did so, it turned its cameras back toward earth and and snapped pictures of it just as the Voyager 1 space craft did so in 1990. If memory serves me correctly (which does not always do anymore) the image of the earth took about one quarter of a pixel of space on the photograph. Now Cassini-Hyguns has taken a slightly higher resolution photograph in which one can even see the moon along with the earth