The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Obesity Growing in America The June 13 CN (p. 5) suggested that when churches hold tension filled conventions it would be good for at least some delegates and the fat cat bureaucrats to begin the day before sessions with a walk or jog. Obesity is growing in America. “More than 4 in 10 U.S. Women Obese” an AP story in the June 8 St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in part: “New York – The nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.
“Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have surged ahead, and now just over 40 percent of women are obese, compared with 35 percent of men."
Matt Harrison Re-Elected
The new issue is rather anti-climactic, since it looks ahead to the election finalized today. Harrison won by a large margin.
The extent of Steadfast Lutheran cheerleading on the group blog was embarrassing. But that is why the group was set up, to promote Harrison agenda and buddies. Perhaps we will see another set of photos of McCain enjoying the furniture in the SP's office.
Concordia Seminary in St. Louis is raising $180 million, much of it collected already. I wonder if that will reduce tuition or build even grander buildings.
Some think the solution is priestcraft, which is hilarious. Ask an Eastern Orthodox member about smells and bells. Many of them become Evangelicals instead or avoid the big show altogether.
Others imagine variations on a theme by Fuller Seminary or Trinity Deerfield or Willow Creek will do the job.
Neither side cares for the Augsburg Confession or the English version of the Luther Bible.
Hint - the KJV, aka the Tyndale, who was closely associated with the German Reformation, giving his life for Bible translating.
The LCMS-WELS-ELS rejoice in rejecting the Augsburg Confession IV and V, yet Luther called himself a "theologian of the Augsburg Confession." The Concordists agreed with Luther.
ELCA works with LCMS-WELS-ELS all the time, thanks to Thrivent and their incessant greed for more loot. UOJ unites them.
This is an important statement in preventing Lutheran sects, but each one has its own little set of imaginary rules and holds itself above the others for now agreeing with their obsessions. Moses is their Savior.