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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 Sep 2, 2015.

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 Mar 9, 2015.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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 Feb 20, 2015.

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 Oct 20, 2015.


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Dave Gosse replied to James Robertson's discussion Pro-life Efforts in the group Lutherans for Life
"Hillary Clinton: An Unborn Child Just Hours Before Delivery Has No Constitutional Rights"
Jul 26
Dave Gosse commented on Dave Gosse's blog post The Bible and Islam
"You're welcome. "
Mar 22
Rev. Richard Mittelstadt commented on Dave Gosse's blog post The Bible and Islam
"Thank you Dave"
Mar 22
Dave Gosse posted a blog post

The Bible and Islam

This is the PPT and notes for a series of lectures I presented at Grace Lutheran Church.  It may interest some of you.Introduction PPT and NotesDoctrine PPT and NotesAuthority PPT and Notes…See More
Mar 22
James Robertson left a comment for Dave Gosse
"Happy birthday to you! You're not done — Your age is only sixty-one. Here's to many more trips On that year-long ellipse — Have another free ride 'round the sun."
Mar 21
MarineCorpsVet commented on Dave Gosse's blog post Wittenberg Nightingale
"Why does this link not work?"
Feb 19
James Robertson replied to Dave Gosse's discussion Christian Apologetics
"Self-refuting statements defined and some common examples 12/26/2015 - Wintery Knight A conflict of worldviews A fine article by Aaron, who writes at Apologetics Junkie. Excerpt: Aaron explains how to respond to each of those! Read them all…"
Dec 27, 2015
Dave Gosse replied to Dave Gosse's discussion Christian Apologetics
"Clergy Comment Grace Lutheran Church “I don’t care what the angel said, science doesn’t support a virgin birth.” (from a cartoon I recently read).  Whatever else science may or may not support, parthenogenesis [virgin…"
Dec 14, 2015

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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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The Bible and Islam

This is the PPT and notes for a series of lectures I presented at Grace Lutheran Church.  It may interest some of you.

Introduction PPT and Notes

Doctrine PPT and Notes…


Posted on March 22, 2016 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

A Time Not Unlike Our Own.

This is another "Clergy Comment" scheduled for the Feb. 12 edition of the local paper (thanks again to James)

A Time Not Unlike Our Own.

The man we know as Saint Valentine lived in a time not unlike our own. Rome was a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan, welfare state.  They believed a pantheistic view of nature and, though they claimed many gods, they did not regard them seriously. Like many rulers today, Caesar ruled as if he were god.  Fate governed life and life was…


Posted on January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Sex and the Single Christian

[This is a 'Clergy Comment' article for the local paper - thanks to James Robertson for your help]

With St. Valentine’s Day fast approaching it is, perhaps, a time to look at a Christian view of love.  But first we need to lay some groundwork. 

According to Christianity, people, both male and female, were made by God to fulfill a threefold purpose; communion with God, communion with each other, and communion with the world God made for us. We were to live in harmony…


Posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments


To the Editor

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”  As I watch the fallout from the terror attacks in France and elsewhere, and listen to the platitudes and excuses offered up by Western politicians and news-media, I can’t help but wonder if they are really that blind.  Despite a 500 year truce this is the renewal of a 1400 year old…


Posted on January 9, 2015 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

Responding to LGBTQ+

The following letter is a response, published in the local paper, to a previous letter promoting the LGBTQ+ agenda which is copied below so that you may read my letter in context.  The multiplication of so-called 'gender identities' may explain the need for the '+' sign added to the standard 'LGBTQ' - proof positive that we now live at the intersection of reality and satire.  As several …


Posted on December 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Comment Wall (50 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 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.

At 10:00pm on December 30, 2008, Shane Hansen said…
Its was about 72 Today,,, We have alot of your friends here. Visiting, From Canada, But I'm From North Dakota so I know your Pain.. I left Fargo about 6 years ago and only miss it in the

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