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  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    My word for today

    Lutheran theology has an exceptional awareness of God’s active speaking through the external Word. Instead of emphasizing the furtive possibility that God might speak to you through some inner feeling or experience, Lutheran theology clearly locates God’s active speaking in the Word. … This means that the church, where Word and Sacraments ministry occurs, is the locus of God’s presence in this world. … The nearness of God that takes place through the Word and Sacrament of a church may appear to be bland, banal, and boring by worldly standards. The church, nevertheless, is holy ground where the infinite God has located Himself here among us.

    From the fine new book by Gene Veith and Trevor Sutton: Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World

  2. Michael says:

    God speaks through the Word…and through innumerable other ways, including inner feelings, experiences, and cats.

  3. Em says:

    From what i read above, Lutheran theology is good in that it steers clear of the delusion of basing faith on feelings. But, God does speak and act outside the Word. However, the Word is the litmus test … always.
    That said, when God speaks and He does on occassion, you’ll know it. God is the only absolute. ?

    We’ve touched on good men dying outside the Faith. One just did and i’m convicted of all the years i heard his clear analysis of world affairs without praying for his immortal soul. It seems a bit hypocritical now to say, rest in peace Charles Krauthammer, but i hope …. He did, however, believe in the logic of a creator. Did he miss the need to find the Creator?

  4. covered says:

    God love dogs more than cats… 🙂

  5. covered says:

    Loves not love

  6. Michael says:

    “God love dogs more than cats… ”

    God was using spell check to correct you,but you chose to walk in error… 🙂

  7. Michael says:


    Jesus came to seek and save the lost…and I choose to believe that He finds and saves far more than we know…
    He came on a rescue mission…

  8. covered says:

    Funny man!

  9. Em says:

    Michael, i hear you… We seldom, very seldom, know hearts, but God knows us to the nth degree and we’d better leave judgement to God. We answer to Him and our charge as Believers is to get a good grasp on the Faith. That enables us to live pleasing to Him, ready to answer anyone asking about the Faith.
    I confess to being caught without an answer. People seem to ask out of the blue and my mind is not always in gear…. I heard that “amen” ?

    In this house lives one dog God loves, one dog and one cat that i’m not too sure about… too many animals in the house – we need a dog adopter for the rehab project – if my daughter volunteers again, Gracie (the horse) and i (the granny) are moving out

    Now to read TGIF … God keep Michael in grace and mercy – still praying with everyone here for his strength and healing… Lord? Please?

  10. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I notice for me it is set back to we must be logged in to WordPress. Is that why there are no comments today?
    Anyone else with this issue?

  11. Michael says:

    I fixed it.

    We had an issue last night with a Mike Kestler fan and I had to shut down what I could.

  12. Duane Arnold says:

    A very good interview on NPR with J.D. Greear, the new president of the SBC…

  13. Thanks for the interview link, Duane.

    I have had some personal interactions with JD over the years and found him to be a great guy. 1 particular issue that he helped me with behind the scenes, he handled very well, with the utmost integrity.

    I’m not a mega-church kind of guy, but JD is the best of the bunch.

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