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June 2010 Blog Posts (37)

This or THAT Church

I saw a video from Jesus first called "THAT Church." It kind of rang a bell so I threw this together as a…


Added by Brian Yamabe on June 30, 2010 at 4:12pm — 12 Comments

Difficult Questions?

If you are a political junky like me you know that the phrase, "That's a difficult question," is often used by politicians when they are asked questions on a hot button issue. The purpose of the phrase is multifaceted. This statement makes the person look to be thoughtful, intelligent, and informed. The statement gives the person a moment to collect thoughts without looking like he is unsure how to answer. The statement may signal that the person answering is aware that the hearers may not like… Continue

Added by Dr. Robert Shreckhise on June 30, 2010 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

CFW Walther discussed on Theologica

There is a new discussion in the Forum section of Theologica:

The topic is Law and Gospel. Please check it out. If you know of someone who would be interested in this discussion,…


Added by Rik Eischen on June 29, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Osteen Said What?

Found on Museum of Idolatry.…


Added by Dave Gosse on June 28, 2010 at 8:18pm — 8 Comments

My favorite Psalm

Last Sunday I was in a small groups meeting at church. We were asked to talk about a meaningful experience or ministry we had been involved in or would like to be involved in. I'm a new member of my church and relatively new to church in general. Going around the room everyone had stories about projects and groups they had been part of and when it came to me I didn't really have any ministry stories. But I did have something meaningful;

One Sunday about a month ago our AIM was… Continue

Added by Robert Robertson on June 28, 2010 at 6:59pm — 8 Comments

"The Father's Day" (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)

“The Father’s Day” (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)

Today is Fathers’ Day, a day when we honor our fathers for the blessing that they are to us. This is good and right that we do this--especially you fourteen-year-old girls out there in the congregation! Be sure to honor your father today!

Now for many of us, our fathers are long gone. But that does not mean we don’t have a Father to honor today. In fact, I want to suggest to you that this is “The Father’s Day,” a great… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on June 19, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Dying Father - Fox News quote: "Amazing Story"

Fox News video I saw this morning:

Best selling books:




Added by Steve on June 18, 2010 at 10:24am — 10 Comments

Our Mother, the Church

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May 13, 2007 — Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Our Mother, the Church” — Pastor Lassman…


Added by Suzee on June 18, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

God Will One Day Make Us One Just Like He Is One

You may have read (if not, you should) Pastor Peters' Pastoral Meanderings

The Problem With Defining Yourself in Relation to Others

If you liked that (or even if you didn't :>), you'll love this!…


Added by Suzee on June 18, 2010 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Is There a Place for Lutherans at THEOLOGICA (

I have recently taken a look at THEOLOGICA, which is a community much broader than Wittenberg Trail, and seems heavy on Calvinism.

I have sought to start a Lutheran group there, but cannot unless they think there is enough interest in such a group. The following hyperlink goes to my plea for such a group:

Do you…


Added by Rik Eischen on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 31 Comments

Avicennian logic?

Avicennian logic?

I only just discovered this. It is a Wikipedia 'Request for Comment' or RfC, which is rather like a court where Wikipedia editors pile on to each other, attack and eat their own. This one is quite extraordinary…

Added by Dave Gosse on June 17, 2010 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

The Church at Pergamos

I know where thou (the pastor) lives, even where Satan's throne is, and thou (the pastor) holds fast my name and does not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you (the city), where Satan lives. But I have a few things against thee (the pastor), because thou (the pastor) has there (in the church) some that hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to…

Added by Tommy Turner on June 17, 2010 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

"Lord, 'Tis Not that I did Choose Thee" by Josiah Conder, 1789-1855

"Lord, 'Tis Not that I did Choose Thee"

by Josiah Conder, 1789-1855

1. Lord, 'tis not that I did choose Thee;

That, I know, could never be;

For this heart would still refuse Thee

Had Thy grace not chosen me.

Thou hast from the sin that stained me

Washed and cleansed and set me free

And unto this…


Added by Suzee on June 15, 2010 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

From Esther to evolution

From Esther to evolution

Who knows whether we have not come to this place in order to risk our reputations

| Marvin Olasky

One of the Bible's great statements about courage comes in chapter 5 of Esther. The Jewish queen of Persia has told Uncle Mordecai that she can't go before the king: If she does, she'll probably die.

Mordecai responds with…


Added by Dave Gosse on June 13, 2010 at 11:35pm — 2 Comments

USA draws England to open the 2010 World Cup

Nice game today by team USA! Going up against a powerhouse like England, I'll take a draw any day.
Let's keep it guys & but on a strong showing in this tourney!!

the Gooch celebrates after the game

Added by Robert Robertson on June 12, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

"Forgiven Much, Love Much" (Luke 7:36-50)

“Forgiven Much, Love Much” (Luke 7:36-50)

Why is it that there seems to be so little love for God these days? I mean, why aren’t these pews packed full of worshipers? Where are all the people who ought to be here but are not here? So little love for God!

Well, I can tell you the answer very simply: Lots of people don’t think they need what God is giving here, which is the forgiveness of sins. You see, if you don’t think you have many sins, if you don’t think you… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on June 12, 2010 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

CTV News coverage of pro-life group


Added by Dave Gosse on June 10, 2010 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

The hard luck story of Stormy Grey, born one pound, 10 ounces

The hard luck story of Stormy Grey, born one pound, 10 ounces

By Darrell Laurant


Added by Dave Gosse on June 9, 2010 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

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