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Read a good book lately?

Hey, instead of playing the latest video game or spending hours on the ‘net, how about expanding your mind and soul with one of these volumes: World magazine’s Top 40 books of the last century – “The best titles proclaiming or applying a biblical worldview in a hostile 20th century” (see below). You won’t regret it. And you’ll feel less guilty next time you squander an evening on WoW. 🙂

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The How & Why of How and Why We Worship the Way We Do!

The Lutheran Church is liturgical (AC XV, Ap. XXIV.1). We use what some call a “traditional style.” In her worship, which is her very life-breath by the means of grace, the Church gives form and shape to the faith she believes and confesses. The Church is not the world: she does not speak like the world, sound like it, act like it, appear like it, or even smell like it; the Church is not worldly. In her children’s gift-receiving and thanks-giving, the Church speaks and sings biblically and uncommonly liturgically; she sounds a heavenly harmony of angels and archangels and all the company of heaven; she acts corporately and humbly and reverently; she appears in unique garments and sanctified dress; and she smells like the incense of God-pleasing repentant prayer with lifted up hands. Continue reading

The Problem of Evil

“We are not told-or not in any way that satisfies our puzzled questioning-how and why there is radical evil within God’s wonderful, beautiful and essentially good creation. One day I think we shall find out, but I believe we are incapable of understanding it at the moment, in the same way that a baby in the womb would lack the categories to think about the outside world. Continue reading