Monthly Archives: March 2007

Hypocrisy in News Reporting

Everyone by now has, no doubt, seen the tapes of the british woman captured by the Iranians. What I find humorous is that all the news reporters talk about how it “violates the Geneva Convention” to put these videos out, … Continue reading

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The Many Uses of the Word "Potty"

The word “potty” is a very versatile word. Here are some of the uses that occur around our house: 1. Potty (pah-tee) – n. Sentence: Martin, come sit on the potty! 2. Potty – v. usually found with the word … Continue reading

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Good food and good music

Last night my dear wife and I got to go out while the kids stayed home with a baby-sitter. She has been craving Chinese food for the longest time, so we went and ate at a great Chinese Buffet in … Continue reading

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Baptism and Church Membership

I think I am going to think very seriously before baptizing any more babies of people who are not members or becoming members through catechesis. Several respected theologians I know would disagree, and say that the problem is not with … Continue reading

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Church the way it’s supposed to be

Say what you want about congregations and pastors that break from the LC-MS, but ELDoNA (Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America) seems to be more than a step in the right direction. I particularly like the fact that the clergy … Continue reading

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On the Use of the Keys (Part II)

In Chemnitz’ treatment of Absolution, he provides, in my opinion, a very helpful distinction in the use of the keys by the ministers of the Word. He speaks of both a public/general use of the keys and a private/individual use. … Continue reading

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On the Use of the Keys

If you’ve never read Ministry, Word, and Sacraments: An Enchiridion by Martin Chemnitz, I suggest you get one pronto, and start reading Chemnitz on the Keys, Absolution, and the Ministry (among other things). Here is a (long) excerpt from his … Continue reading

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