The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Advent Services - 7 PM Central Time in December.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Suspended Blogs Are Like Abandoned Houses - I Always Wonder,
"Who lived there and why did they leave?"

Norma Boeckler's illustration comes from the key Gospel passage
of the Old Testament - Isaiah 53, almost completely reproduced in the New Testament.

I gathered the suspended blogs in one area on the left and added Bad Vestments, a non-Lutheran yet revealing blog about worship insanity and inanity.



Whenever I walk past an abandoned house, I wonder about who built it and who lived there. Why did they leave? Plenty of them can be found in the quaint town of Jerome, Arizona, built on top of a mountain of copper, funding a fortune that built Las Vegas as a train depot and financed an entire quartet of Stradivarius strings. Read Empty Mansions for details.

Denominations are like those empty mansions ordinary houses. We live in an age where the tradition of liturgical worship and historic texts has been abandoned. The evidence remains here and there. People are turning old churches into theaters and homes. Emergent church morons are ripping out pipe organs and installing pit bands.

Here and there, the neo-gothic spires continue reaching to the sky.

Instead of leaders, we have tele-tubbies using baby-talk
to part us from our doctrine, our worship, our Means of Grace, and our money.