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R U Being Manipulated
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An enlightening article about online comments and their effect on readers.  It might be better titled “Another good reason to moderate comments” particularly in light of the alleged paid professional…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Robertson yesterday.

Creation, Evolution, and the Age of the Earth
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Hi FolksThis is a topic near and dear to my heart.  I have struggled with it ever since entering the church 19 years ago (I was baptized Easter 1996).  I can count on one hand the number of times I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Robertson Nov 25.

Peace be upon him...

Genesis 16:11-12 comes to mind.  In-fighting may portend the doom of Islamism, Daniel Pipes declaresFeuds have repeatedly brought Muslim ruin, and Christians have much to learn from this.Daniel…Continue

Started Jul 24, 2013

Do we worship the same God?
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This interesting little article is equally applicable to any heterodox or non Christian group.  I have heard it said, "There is only one God, so it doesn't really matter where we worship, when we…Continue

Tags: creed, God, Christianity, Islam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gosse Feb 11.

How to Get Apologetics Into Your Church
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During the month of September 2010, Apologetics 315 will feature a series of blog posts that respond to the question: "How can I get apologetics in my church?"The goal of this project is a simple…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gosse Apr 26, 2013.

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The Whitehorse InnJune 3, 2012 Antinomianism (Part 1)There is growing interest in the pure unadulterated gospel today in evangelical circles. But with all this talk about grace, are we facing a new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Robertson Oct 20, 2013.

God is dead! Can I have his stuff?
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Absurdities from those who would rather not see the truth.  I have been noting a rise in what could only be described as irrationalism from the so-called "New Atheist" movement and can only account…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Robertson Apr 23.

Why Christianity Lost America?
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Why Christianity Lost America?Vishal Mangalwadi(Author of The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gosse Oct 17, 2013.

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I often think the real terrorists are journalists and the media outlets which distribute their productions, be it print, radio, or television.  This footnote on the …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Robertson Jul 4, 2013.

The Gospels and Acts as History
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Do the Gospels and Acts present accurate history? In this talk, originally presented for Reasonable Faith Belfast, Dr. Timothy McGrew explores five tests for historical credibility for the Gospels…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gosse Dec 8.


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Dave Gosse replied to David S.'s discussion What was God doing from 500 - 1300 AD? in the group The Church Visible
"Hi David Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.  I have reviewed your questions as well as my earlier comments and think my comments need a little clarification. No doubt the pastor you engaged ended the conversation because…"
20 hours ago
James Robertson replied to Dave Gosse's discussion R U Being Manipulated
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Dave Gosse replied to David S.'s discussion What was God doing from 500 - 1300 AD? in the group The Church Visible
"Hello David I don't know of any work which addresses 'how God views the church' in the sense that I understand your question. Perhaps the Bible might answer it, that's where Luther started, but it is as much about…"
Dave Gosse commented on Dave Gosse's blog post Christmas Songs 2013
"This music video to the song "Hallelujah" will show us the true meaning of the Christmas holiday. A cover to the beautiful Christmas tune that will touch your heart! Jesus sacrificed Himself so that we may live. In this video, you truly…"
Dec 14
Dave Gosse replied to James Robertson's discussion TV or not TV
"Trash Television masquerading as 'family' programming According to research by the Parents Television Council, a full 99 percent of the “family” episodes broadcast shortly before Keveney’s observation contained some form…"
Dec 14
Dave Gosse replied to James Robertson's discussion The lost art of reading
"Chinese media banning puns? End pun control! By Alexandra Petri A loaded pun can be deadly. And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. “Radio and television authorities at…"
Dec 10
James Robertson replied to Dave Gosse's discussion R U Being Manipulated
"Indeed. An example of what not to do online. (Irony can be useful to illustrate human foibles.) "
Dec 9
James Robertson replied to Dave Gosse's discussion Socialism and Christianity
"The dialectical process [of Marxism] allows for no CONCEPTUAL ABSOLUTES. For the dialectical process of thesis and antithesis merge to become synthesis which then becomes the next thesis for which a new antithesis is introduced for the next and the…"
Dec 9

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I am Dave Gosse from Camrose, Alberta, Canada; a member of Grace Lutheran Church LCC; a mechanic, golfer, and curious person.
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Grace Lutheran Church, Camrose Alberta

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Wittenberg Nightingale

The all-Lutheran music channel

The multi-talented Lori Lewis has launched an internet radio channel devoted to Lutheran music.  That is to say, to 16th and 17th century sacred music with lots of hymns, chorales, and Bach.  The channel is called Wittenberg…


Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:11pm

So Many Christians, So Few Lions

A series of blog posts promoting a new book by sociologist George Yancey.  I don't expect to purchase the book but the blogs are an interesting summary of his (and his co-author's) findings.

Over the next three blog entries, I am going to discuss the content of my latest book – So Many Christians, So Few Lions – Christianophobia in the United States. Actually the book has not…


Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:53am

Shameless Self-Promotion

Like Grace Camrose' Facebook page.  As the techie guy for our congregation I am attempting to build our online presence and would appreciate any assistance you may give... like raising the page status by 'Liking' it.  Our web site may be found at

[end Shameless Self-PromotionTM]

God bless


Posted on October 9, 2014 at 11:56pm — 3 Comments

Happy Hallowmass

Happy Hallowmass

Almost every year we see stories about the pagan roots of Hallowe’en. It is, they say, the ancient Celtic festival of the dead, Samhain, when witches brew and demons walk. 

In fact, this is a modern myth, the product of imaginative neo-pagan revivalists ‘reconstructing’ the pagan religion of the Druids – a people whose beliefs and practices were never committed to writing and who disappeared nearly two thousand ago.

What little evidence there is for…


Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:32pm — 4 Comments

'Hand of God' spotted by NASA space telescope

'Hand of God' spotted by NASA space telescope

Tanya Lewis


Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (48 comments)

At 8:26pm on May 14, 2008, Todd G said…
Hey Dave, I had always meant to send you an invite to join this place, I thought it would be something you would enjoy.

There is always something new here, looks like female communion assistants is the lastest hot topic (9 pages of responses in a few days)

The "Issues, Etc" issue brought in a huge amount of new people to WT, there are some of the more "famous" names from the LCMS blogosphere here, its always interesting!!
At 5:29am on May 15, 2008, Pr. Alex Klages said…
Welcome to WT and to the O Canada group!
At 7:19am on June 6, 2008, LPC said…

Nice to see you here, thanks for the invite.

Get those science and belief topics going...

At 12:56pm on July 4, 2008, Samuel Houseman said…
I'm a former confessional Lutheran, who keeps his eye open for anyone who wishes to explore the Scriptural data instead of overwriting it with denominational dogma. Not many candidates on WT so far, but I keep hoping.
At 2:48pm on July 8, 2008, Mark Sander said…
Hi there David,
Sorry, I didn't see your message to me! Welcome aboard;
Have you seen "Expelled" yet? I'm hoping to find somewhere that is showing it/selling it.
pax Christi,
At 8:00am on July 10, 2008, Rev. Mike Keith said…
Hi Dave! Good to see you - I'll check out your group.
At 5:06am on July 12, 2008, Mark Sander said…
I can't wait to see Expelled - let's keep in touch; if you see it coming perhaps we can get a group to go.
At 11:03am on July 15, 2008, Nancy K said…
Great picture of the other person (dog) in your life. Go over to my page and see all my buddies who think they are people and hang out with me. Although I don't play myself, Golf is "Big" at our house -it is the other "religion". Husband plays, Grandson went to Professional Golf school and works in Golf industry; I watch!
At 9:18pm on July 15, 2008, Nancy K said…
I just heard today that my Grandson will be leaving his current golf course for the FIRST TEE program which teaches young people golf. He will continue to work on his professional certification there while teaching 9 and 10 year olds. I'll have to post a picture of him soon. We play golf here in No California year round which is why my husband is agonizing over stopping to have a 2nd hip replacement while there is still a chance his team might qualify for a NCGA final.
At 2:15am on December 19, 2008, LPC said…

I am interested on your thoughts. Have a look at my take on falsifiability of evolution.


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