News, not Advice.

News, not Advice.

I really like getting good advice. Here’s some for you: don’t annoy your spouse, don’t text and drive, don’t jump into a cactus (Somebody for real did this on YouTube…it was ridiculous). Most people like getting, or giving, good advice. Books upon books have been written for the sole purpose of offering good advice. You may know this–you may not–but the Bible is not one of those books. Because… Continue reading “News, not Advice.”

Why I’m #Lutheran

Why I’m #Lutheran

I have this youthful desire to make Lutheran into a hashtag or trending topic or something like that. It’s a silly desire, but its partly rooted in being proud that I’m Lutheran! “Why are you pumped about being Lutheran?” you might ask. Why aren’t you content with being known as a Christian? Aren’t denominations divisive?… Continue reading “Why I’m #Lutheran”

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

“Kingdom representatives, call us ambassadors–we happen to be rappers but that’s not even the half of us.” -Stephen the Levite (from “Talk A Lot” by ‘The Ambassador’).¹

People are Ambassadors. We all represent something, whether we know or admit it. We communicate that which we represent to those around us in our culture–that is–the way we go about the various activities of life, our way of being. So the question is: what do you communicate? If people were to wonder what you represent, what answer would they get? Don’t worry, this isn’t a “pull up your socks and do better” sort of post, I promise. Continue reading “Ambassadors”

Carefully Considering (The Note about DiMaggio).

Carefully Considering (The Note about DiMaggio).

Steven Mueller, regarding the Lutheran Confessions, suggests that “We cannot honestly say that we agree [with the Confessions] unless we have read and studied both the Scriptures and the confessions.” Similarly, Edmund Schlink, in Theology of the Lutheran Confessions, said “Confessions in their proper sense will never be taken seriously until they are taken seriously as… the church’s exposition of Scripture.” In this article, I will seek to heed the words of Mueller and Schlink to test the Confessions against Scripture, and (hopefully) spur us on to take them seriously as the Church’s exposition of the Bible. Continue reading “Carefully Considering (The Note about DiMaggio).”

The Note about DiMaggio

The Note about DiMaggio

This is The Note about Joe DiMaggio (though don’t ask me to tell you about him; I’m Canadian and I’ve never watched baseball in my life!). My wife and I have recently got into watching Seinfeld, and we just started season 3. At the beginning of the season, on episode 1: “The Note,” one of the sub-plots (can a show about nothing have sub-plots?) is one of Kramer’s many ridiculous incidents. This one was about DiMaggio. Continue reading “The Note about DiMaggio”