Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Comfrey - Or Knitbone: Big Relative of Borage

Comfrey flowers quickly turn to seed - and even more comfrey.

I did not have to look for comfrey in Michigan. The herb grows everywhere, so people consider it a weed. Organic gardeners like its green growth and deep roots, which mine minerals from the lower layers of soil.

Most plants are happy with feeding in the top 12 inches of soil. The plants with deep roots bring up those minerals that are out of reach of most plants. Tree leaves are a source of minerals, and so are the big green weeds often cursed, doused with Roundup, and cut down down with electric flails - weed-eaters indeed.


The big velvety Comfrey leaves are attractive, good for composting and mulching.
I suggest caution in using herbs for medicine,
since  opinions flourish on the Net.


Comfrey is on my list for the backyard next year. Near the alley, it will be a good screening plant and source for compost and mulch. Pumpkins will grow back there, too. I may grow very large butterfly bushes for a screen with sunflowers helping out while the bushes grow.

If it looks like the foot of a goose, it is goosefoot and good to eat.
I am a weed eater, when I know the weed is a good, healthy plant, related to spinach.

Learning the difference between good weeds and bad ones will help gardening projects. Goosefoot is big and green, with deep roots. Pigweed is similar, but not so nice. If compost and mulch producing plants are growing on their own and sheltering birds, why mow them down and bag them up for garbage?

This could become the official herb of the Church Growth Movement,
started by Karl Barth and Charlotte Kirschbaum,
imported by Fuller Seminary.


Daily Bird Care
Later I want the back part of the yard full of plants that will feed and shelter birds.

For now, I make sure there are many stations for drinking and bathing. A dozen total in the front and back yards always have fresh water from watering, and I dump out dirty water that could shelter mosquitoes.

If there is human food to share, I toss some out among the flowers, to encourage them to stop by regularly. The resident population will be based on food, shelter, and water, so an abundance and variety will encourage more birds and more species. Sassy spits out crust - she will only eat  medallions of cinnamon toast, and she leaves some snacks when they do not suit here. Crackers and stale bread might go out in the garden, but I like to toss a few peanuts instead.

Cardinals love to bathe but they are shy, so I will see one at the far end of the yard at this time, but eating at the feeder during the winter.


One Instance of NYT Plagiarism Is Worth an Article,
But WELS-ELS-LCMS Plagiarism Is Supported



N.Y. Times investigating plagiarism charge


http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/07/ny-times-investigating-plagiarism-charge-193057.html

The New York Times is reviewing an accusation of plagiarism against veteran reporter Carol Vogel, who was charged with lifting a paragraph from a Wikipedia article for a story about Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo.
The paragraph, discovered by FishbowlNY on Monday, appears in a July 24 article and is almost identical to a passage from the Wikipedia entry on di Cosimo, with minor word swaps and grammatical changes. Gawker's J.K. Trotter flagged the Fishbowl report on Tuesday.
“We’re aware of the situation and are looking into it," Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said in a statement.
The charge against Vogel comes just days after BuzzFeed Editor Benny Johnson was fired for serial plagiarism. In many instances, Johnson lifted passages directly from Wikipedia. He also copied from news sites, including the Times.
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WELS Church and Changers cannot write,
so they copy and paste their material,
much of it from Fuller-Willowcreek-Groeschel-Stanley crowd.

GJ - The blessing of plagiarism among LCMS-WELS-ELS clergy should make everyone stop before launching a defense of Holy Mother Synod.
The WELS district responded to a lawyer's charge of plagiarism against Glende and Ski - by excommunicating the lawyer. WELS' blessing upon this dishonest and illegal behavior is signaled by Glende being a featured speaker at the WELS Teachers Conference. Nota banally - Plagiarism is one of the biggest issues in academics today.
Paul Kelm, David Valleskey, and Waldo Werning led the way by copying what they loved at Fuller Seminary and marketing it as their creativity. WELS-LCMS-ELS rewarded their dishonesty with star status, protection, and baskets of cash.

Jack Cascione and Herman Otten are so dumb that they regarded Paul McCain's verbatim plagiarism from Roman Catholic sources as signs of scholarship. McCain's boss at Concordia Publishing House saw nothing wrong with McCain's plagiarism,denying it reflected on the integrity of their very rich publishing house. Ironic twist - McCain pursues any example of using CPH copyright material. He even blocked an independent book where the accidental use of one (1) CPH graphic had already been removed.
I am still waiting for the email that says,
"You were right."
No public action was taken regarding McCain's repeated plagiarism from The Catholic Encyclopedia and his friends' blog. McCain boss unfriended me on Facebook and told me to stop being so unChristian. Finally McCain erased his entire blog without a word of apology - only lame excuses and more bragging than Toad of Toad Hall.
Cascione, who brandishes his anti-Catholicism, never admitted that he aided and abetted McCain by posting the links to the plagiarism on his dreadful SpenerQuest blog. 
I have noticed this about WELS-ELS-LCMS. They pose as eagles glaring at the evil of the world, thousands of miles away, but cannot identify the vermin in their own nests.



Remember the plagiarism flowing from the Great Cloaca of LCMS-ELS-WELS the next times someone is kicked out the ministry and robbed of his income, simply because he dared to question the holiness and infallibility of Holy Mother Synod.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Build a Customer-Centric Church Business To Make More Money.
Even Better - Listen to Pagan Gods Teaching You How To Be Rich!

http://www.christlead.com/speakers.php

From Polluted WELS:
Blogger Der Schwarz Schaf said...
This is nothing less than a complete betrayal of everything that is truly and properly Lutheran. That it is put on by various semi-official entities of the WELS, and features at least 2 District Presidents, shows that it has the blessing of the entire administration. Thus, the rot in the synod goes all the way to the top, even if it didn't start there. This is absolutely disgusting. A petition should be started to condemn this. WELS Pastors - where is your confessional loyalty?!
July 30, 2014 at 5:26 AM
Blogger Gregory Jackson said...
Buchholz signed the secret Internet petition against Mark Jeske, then endorsed Mark Jeske soon after - at the WELS convention. Hysterically funny and so typical of WELS and Buchie. He did the same with Jeff Gunn, who went from leper to lapdog under the watchful gaze of DP Buchholz.

Ann Rhoades

Founding Executive Vice President of People, JetBlue Airways; President, People Ink and Best-selling Author, Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition
Exclusively WSB
Ann Rhoades is a corporate executive with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of service-based industries and is president of People Ink, her consulting company that helps organizations create unique workplace cultures based on values and performance. She held the position of vice president of the People Department for Southwest Airlines and executive vice president of Team Services for Promus Hotel Corporation and most recently, the executive vice president of People for JetBlue Airways where she currently remains as a board member.
Rhoades has a respected reputation in the industry for her creative approach to creating customer-centric cultures. During her tenure with Doubletree Hotels, later Promus Hotel Corporation, she built a service culture focused on delivering outstanding service to guests. During the time Rhoades headed the People Department at Southwest Airlines, she solidified Southwest’s reputation of retaining and hiring the best people in the airline business despite Southwest’s rapid growth during that time.
As one of five founding executives, Rhoades took responsibility for the creation of JetBlue Airways Corporation’s People Team in New York. In her role as head of human resources, Rhoades has been a key member of the executive team, and is extremely successful in her role as internal counsel to executives in every discipline in the organization.
Rhoades is a popular speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build a strong high-performing culture.
Her community involvement includes director on the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Board, University of New Mexico Alumni Association Board, University of New Mexico Presidential Award Advisory Committee, chairman for Safer New Mexico Now and board member of New Mexico Appleseed. Rhoades has formerly served on the boards of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, HireVue, Inc., Restoration Hardware, Accion New Mexico, Albuquerque Community Foundation and the University of New Mexico-Robert O Anderson School of Business National Advisory Board.
Rhoades has a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from the University of New Mexico and her book Built on Values was released in January 2011.

Sharon Buck sells Mary Kay Cosmetics and has a prize-winning (for ugly) websty.

See the Mary Kay content here.

http://www.helmsangels.com/Mundy%20Area%20Debut.pdf



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Did this blog warn about Mark Jeske being involved in occult philosophy? Yes - and above is an example of one of his keynote speakers teaching men. Her claim to fame is the cosmetics company run on Napoleon Hill's occult religion.

Napoleon Hill and Mary Kay - Principle 3.

Mary Kay supporting Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

Updated Think and Grow Rich
In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.





Money Changers at the Religious Conference

Did you think we would forget the loot?
Conferences are all about cash benefits - for us - the noble hosts.

2015 Christian Leadership Experience: SPONSORSHIP

A Christian leadership event focused on: Organizational Leadership, Global Health Ministry and Mission Volunteerism.
Our sponsorship program helps to defer expenses and keep the registration cost for our attendees as low as possible.

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000
  • Logo listed on our event website with link to your website
  • Premium Booth – Two 8ft. skirted tables in Vendor Foyer in high traffic area
  • Five (5) Conference Registrations
  • Introduce Keynote or General Session speaker with 2 minutes to talk about company
  • Invite to Special Presenters Breakfast or Lunch
  • Company literature inserted in each attendee folder
  • Logo on Front of Attendee Folder
  • Print recognition on select marketing materials and signage
  • Recognition in Event PowerPoint Presentation
  • Listed in the Event Program

Gold Sponsor - $5,000
  • Company name Listed on our event website
  • Booth – 8ft. skirted table in Vendor Foyer
  • Three (3) Conference Registrations
  • Introduce 5 breakout sessions
  • Company literature inserted in each attendee folder
  • Logo on Front of Attendee Folder
  • Print recognition on select marketing materials and signage
  • Recognition in Event PowerPoint Presentation
  • Listed in the Event Program

Silver Sponsor - $2,500
  • Booth – 8ft. skirted table in Vendor Foyer
  • One (1) Conference Registration
  • Logo on Front of Attendee Folder
  • Print recognition on select marketing materials and signage
  • Recognition in Event PowerPoint Presentation
  • Listed in the Event Program

Bronze Sponsor - $500
  • Booth – 8ft. skirted table in Vendor Foyer
  • Listed in the Event Program

General Contributor - $20-499
  • Listed in the Event Program

Ichabod Contributor - $0

  • Denounced by name while others pat themselves on the back for being Confessional.

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Highway robbery,
without the Good Samaritan to help.
Jesus works among believers,
Satan among apostates.
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Kelmed from Polluted WELS:

 Anonymous said...
Ok, I don't want to sound too "over the top"....but there is a real pecking order in the WELS. For most called ministers, they have quite a bit of latitude with who and where they associate. But God forbid that one of the lowly parishioners goes to one of their relatives churches (outside of WELS) and admit to reciting the Lord's Prayer, participating in the liturgy, etc...No way, they are too uneducated or unlearned not to be enticed away by other denominations. Oh, but let the "elite" in the WELS associate with whoever they want...if there is an issue, it will be "studied" by the district prez or circuit minister or whoever.

Thanks for letting my vent.

Signed,

Mt Vesuvius
July 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe I'm missing something, but what exactly is the point of this conference thing?
July 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Church Growth conference: How to make your congregation indistinguishable in doctrine and practice from the local non-denominational mega-church.
July 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
ok.. so I see the BIG names in WELS. Stroh, Jeske, K. Wendland and a few ELS thrown in. So are these all Lutherans or are there a few "others" thrown in?
July 29, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Yup - WELS Bad Grammar on Jeske Websty


Frequently Axed Questions

Q26: Is the conference open only to CELC* members? *CELC = Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference of which the WELS and ELS are members

A: The 2015 Christian Leadership Experience and its organizing partners are specifically inviting the people who make up our constituency, which is primarily WELS/ELS or CELC. However, the event is open to whomever (sic) is interested in building their leadership skills.

The topic is discussed here.

Using whom and whomever in the wrong place is typical of those with poor training in English. They use "myself" instead of me. They never use "me" as the object of a preposition - "they gave the job to Bob and I."

Theology is the grammar of faith, as Paul Holmer, my professor at Yale, observed. WELS is a good example of bad English grammar and horrible theological grammar.



My conference will be soooo big.
Elton Stroh is teaching Martin Luther College students how to dump the liturgy and creeds
at their big old fuddy-duddy congregations.
Those musty old practices are dated and uninviting.

This is the original photo, before it was edited by WELS
to make the whiteboard writing hard to read.

But they left in the same blonde, the same outfit on Elton.

More from Mark Jeske, Inc. - WELS/ELS Rot Worse Than LCMS

http://www.christlead.com/speakers.php

Keynote and General Session Speakers

SPEAKER

SHARON BUCK

Leading a Volunteer Army!
READ MORE
SPEAKER

DR. RAVI JAYAKARAN

Leadership and Empowerment – a Contradiction of Terms?
READ MORE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

PASTOR MARK JESKE

Transformational Leadership
READ MORE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANN RHOADES

Built on Values
READ MORE

Leadership and Change

Presenter 2B

JOSH BIRKHOLZ

The Future of Christian Stewardship
READ MORE
Presenter 2D

MATT BUROW

Applying Business Principles to Church Work
READ MORE
Presenter 4A

REV. MARK CARES

It Takes Faith to Build a New Ministry
READ MORE
Panel Member 6B

SUSAN DOHERTY

The Christian Woman in Leadership
READ MORE
MODERATOR 3A

SCOTT GOSTSHOCK

What is Effective Leadership in Christian Education?
READ MORE
Panel Member 6B

WENDY GREENFIELD

The Christian Woman in Leadership
READ MORE
Presenter 3C & 5C

DR. RAVI JAYAKARAN

Learning "Total Health Village" Analysis Tools
READ MORE
Panel Member 3A

DR. DAN JOHNSON

What is Effective Leadership in 
Christian Education?
READ MORE
Presenter 6A

MIKE KLATT

Facing Facts and Changing the Course of your Ministry
READ MORE
Presenter 5A

DAN KUNZ

Collaboration in Ministry
READ MORE
Presenter 1B

TIM LEHMAN

Applying Business Principles to Church Work
READ MORE
Presenter 4B

MARILYN MILLER

Applying Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah in Today's World
READ MORE
Presenter 1A

ARVID SCHWARTZ

Board Leadership Qualities in Non-Profits
READ MORE
Presenter 2A & 3B

PASTOR ELTON STROH

Do Metrics Belong in Church?
READ MORE
Panel Member 6B

KATE TOHAL

The Christian Woman in Leadership
READ MORE
Panel Member 3A

HENRY TYSON

What is Effective Leadership in Christian Education
READ MORE
Presenter 5B

KATHIE WENDLAND

Christian Woman in Leadership in the Church and Secular World
READ MORE
Presenter 2B

ART WESTPHAL

The Future of Christian Stewardship
READ MORE
Panel Member 3A

REV. MARK ZARLING

What is Effective Leadership in 
Christian Education?
READ MORE

Outreach and Evangelism

Presenter 1E

PASTOR TIM FLUNKER

Working in a Cross-Cultural Kingdom
READ MORE
Presenter 6D

LAURA HARSTAD

Be "Salt!"
READ MORE
Presenter 4E

BILL KESSEL

Apache: A Mission Example
READ MORE
Presenter 5E

REV. DON MOLDSTAD

Millennials on a Mission
READ MORE
Presenter 6D

MICK SCHEUER

Be "Salt!"
READ MORE
Presenter 2E

ROCHELLE TRAUB

It Only Takes a SPARK
READ MORE

Global and Community Health

Panel Member 1C

DR. REBEKAH CAREY

Improving the Health of Your Congregation and Community
READ MORE
Presenter 2C

JUAN DIAZ

The "Sombrero for the Teenage Mind
READ MORE
Panel Member 1C

AMANDA PALTZER

Peer Support for Diabetes
READ MORE
Panel Member 1C

JASON PALTZER

Improving the Health of Your Community and Congregation
READ MORE
Presenter 4C

PASTOR DAN SCHMIDT

Utilizing Community Resources for Outreach
READ MORE
Presenter 6C

DAN SCHWARTZ

Community Agriculture Methods
READ MORE

Building and Expanding

Presenter 3D

JARED JUSTMAN

Building Financing
READ MORE
Presenter 1D & 5D

JOHN LAUTZ

Builders For Christ: Concept to Completion
READ MORE
Presenter 4D

HERB MEHNE

What does it mean to volunteer with
Builders For Christ
READ MORE

Worship Leaders

Worship Leader

REV. JON BUCHHOLZ

Emmanuel Lutheran,
Tempe, AZ
Worship Leader

REV. CHARLES DEGNER

St. Peter Lutheran,
St. Peter, MN
Worship Leader

PASTOR DON MOLDSTAD

Bethany Lutheran College, 
Mankato, MN
Worship Leader

PASTOR MARK JESKE

St. Marcus Lutheran, 
Milwaukee, WI
Worship Leader

JOHN SEBALD

Arizona Lutheran Academy, 
Phoenix, AZ