For the past couple of months, I have been using Concordia's most recent edition of the Lutheran Book of Prayer as part of my morning devotions and prayer. There is a section of daily prayers that covers the span of one month, and while they are all excellent, from time to time a prayer will especially resonate with me. This morning was . . .
"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 . . .
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...
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 . . .
Just posted on Ben Witherington's excellent blog...here in its entirety because it is too pointedly good to edit:
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 . . .
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 . . .