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A Lutheran seminarian eagerly awaiting the return of Our Lord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This Should Settle Who You Vote For......NOT!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

If This Guy Were Lutheran, This Problem Would Have Been Avoided

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Talking Cats....Awwww

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Theology....It Really is All That and a Bag of Chips

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 29:1-19
New Testament Reading: The Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew 26:36-56
Bonus New Testament Reading: The Revelation to St. John the Apostle 14:1-20
Psalms: Morning - 15
Evening - 48; 4

Really, theology is all that and a bag of chips. Don't believe me? Well, how can I put this? You spend your time thinking and meditating about the Creator of the Universe, the Savior of mankind, and the glue of the church. I think that's pretty dang "bagofchipallicious!"

Seriously though, an update. I haven't had time to think of anything theological for this blog. Instead I've been putting my efforts into reading and preparing for a Comparative Religions paper. More on that as the day for its being due draws near. The professor for that class has a habit of going off on historic Christianity...usually for historical or theological innaccuracies that he just doesn't know any better. However, we are developing a mutual respect for one another...usually because when I respecfully and tacitly correct him, he has a tendency to accept it, and when we debated the omnigod concept in class from Plato with regard to the problem of evil...he didn't really listen to me too carefully. That is however, becauses he jumped around between philosophy and religion as it suited him.

Here is the setup for the discussion. From a PURELY PHILOSOPHICAL viewpoint:
1. God exists.
2. God is omniscient.
3. God is omnipotent.
4. God is omnibenevolent.
5. Evil exists.
In order to logically square one of these, according to philosophy, an adequate response would be to get rid of one of the five options. When I said I would get rid of 4 because I have no evidence to think God actually cares for those on earth from a purely philsophical point of view...he said effectively how I can then worship such a God. To which I responded that faith in a God and belief in a God's existence are two different questions....and again, from a purely PHILOSOPHICAL viewpoint....I have no reason to accept 4.

Isn't that the crux of the matter though? Isn't that why our conscience condemns us when we sin? According to all reason and logic...God could have just ignored us or justly punished us. Instead, He did what our logic says is faulty...and He became man and suffered for us to be free and with Him in eternity.

Philosophy can't answer that or provide that without God telling us in His Word.....anyway, just a side-note.

Really....that's it for right now...I'm tired and I have to work and go to class in the morning. Night.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Reformation Day and All Saints Day.....A Brief Comment

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
New Testament Reading: The Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew 21:1-22
All Saints Reading: The Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew 5:1-12
Psalms: Morning - 97
Evening - 16; 62
"Lord God, who after long ages of darkness delivered the Church from the bondage of error, we thank You for those faithful witnesses through whom You restored the Gospel of Christ to men, and we praise You that this blessed light has been preserved for us to this present age. We thank You for making known among us the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, our only Mediator. Defend your Church against all her foes. Seek and save the lost and all who have gone astray. Prserve among us the pure Word and the holy Sacraments; turn our hearts from false and pernicious doctrine. Direct and strengthen us by Your Holy Spirit that we may abide in the confession of Your Word all the days of our lives and in the end, by Your grace, obtain everlasting life. This I pray in the name of God the Father, the Son (+), and the Holy Spirit. Amen." - Reformation Festival, Lutheran Book of Prayer.
"The glorious company of the apostles praise Thee. The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise Thee. The white-robed army of martyrs praise Thee. All Thy saints and elect with one voice do acknowledge Thee. O Blessed Trinity, one God!" - Taken from the Nov. 1 Antiphon at Lauds, from the Te Deum (

Today the church celebrates the Festival of All Saints. This is a day when we remember all those saints in the church, named on other days or not. It is fitting today on two counts. On the first, the day follows the Reformation Day Festival, a day when we remember the work of St. Martin Luther and his message of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, for the sake of Christ alone. It is also fitting, because today, one of our older pastors fell asleep and entered the church triumphant. Therefore it is fitting to remember St. William Lange, who was minister to the EMH members at Trinity.

Because of the work of God through St. Luther, we realize that all Christians are saints by the sole virtue of the blood and righteousness of the Word made flesh. Together with all the saints, you should take time today to thank God for the gift of His Son, who brought you into the family of all believers and blessed you, regardless of your failings and sin.

Even though today is All Saints Day, we are want to say nothing else but Soli Deo Gloria!