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Why the Switch?

Monday, June 30th, 2008

This blog is somewhat considered a continuation of the old “Historic Preaching” list once active in the CAT 41 e-mail list family.  From the archives of that list comes a response by John Fenton (now a priest in the Western-Rite Antiochian Orthodox Church) about why The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod switch nearly en masse to a […]

Trinity 06 Notes

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Man tames the wild beast, yet he tames not his tongue. He tames all else, yet he tames not himself. “For the tongue can no man tame.” (James 3.8) So Our Blessed Lord says, “Whoever says to his brother, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” Shall all men go into hell fire? […]

SS Peter and Paul "Binding and Loosing"

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

There is an interesting (and, ultimately, quite disturbing) piece entitled “Binding and Loosing: a pardigm for ethical discernment from the Gospel of Matthew” by Mark Allan Powell of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in the Dec 2003 issue of Currents in Theology and Mission.  You can access the entire article at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0MDO/is_6_30/ Here are some excerpts, beginning with his introduction: “Twice in Matthew’s Gospel the words […]

True Discipleship

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Peter and Andrew and the other fishermen left their nets, their boats, and their companions and followed [Jesus]. The decisive thing was that they followed him. Thus they came under his influence. They began to learn from him. They saw and heard such matters as they otherwise would never have experienced. A disciple therefore is […]

Notes for Trinity 05

Friday, June 20th, 2008

These are the two themes of today’s Gospel: In the first place, Our Lord assures us that He will      not let us perish from hunger. Secondly and even more assuredly, He will never let us perish spiritually. No matter how great our sins, we are never to despair! Yet the disciples did despair— they were […]