The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

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

which works as 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

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

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.