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Pop-theology = Salvation by Works?

A couple of days ago I got this email from a beloved family member, who forwarded it in good faith that I would enjoy reading it. Well, I read it, was amused by it, figured it probably wasn't true, and deleted it. After a few seconds of reflection I recovered it from my trash. Now, I didn't recover it because I suddenly decided to . . .

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September 04, 2007

What I love about Lutheranism

As much as I struggle with whether or not I resonate more with Lutheran or Reformed theology, there is at least one area where I identify with Lutherans wholeheartedly and unashamedly...a clearly Christ and cross-centered approach to everything.  Reformed folks are great at pondering the invisible, hidden, sovereign majesty of God, which . . .

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August 28, 2007

Thoughts on Two Services: Part 2-Unity

Just about everyone gets emotionally charged up about 'style' in our discussions of worship, especially when discussing the possibility of going to multiple services, each with a different style.  After almost ten years of having these discussions, I really can't get too fired up about questions of style...I freely admit that . . .

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August 27, 2007

Thoughts on Two Services: Part 1-Style

Well, I suppose it was inevitable...our church is having discussions on worship style and the feasibility of splitting into "two services, one church." As one who has seen firsthand what this move yields, regardless of the motivation, I'm totally against it for a number of reasons. The bottom line is simply this, no matter how . . .

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August 26, 2007

Amusement (30 July)

NASA is in trouble again, this time for flying drunk astronauts on the Shuttle and/or the Russian Soyuz. Seems like every time I leave town, something bad happens here...but before we get back to too much seriousness, I thought you'd enjoy Leno's hilarious take on the 'Kennedy Space Center.'  Enjoy!!

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July 30, 2007

“...journey on in joy!”

The day has arrived!  We'll soon be heading off into the wild blue yonder toward Paris and then on to Kiev.  There will be no more blogging here for a please check out the happenings of our trip over on our adoption blog, Наша Пригода / Our Adventure.  Cheers!


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July 09, 2007

Amusement (7 July)

With our trip coming up in less than 48 hours, it's definitely time for a little levity and a-musement around here!! In keeping with a Ukrainian theme, I found this Ukrainian Army recruiting video on YouTube that is pretty funny. The video itself is a trip, even without understanding a word of the language...but I found a transcript for . . .

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July 07, 2007


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