Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pentecost 7 - Matt. 9 to 10 pt. 3




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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wisdom and Hope 4 - 1 Corinthians 11 (Head Coverings)

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Comments or questions for the class? Submit them with your "amen" comments.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pentecost 6









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Thursday, June 19, 2008

You know who absolutely rocks?

Spawn.



















Absolutely.

Of course, this has little to do with Christianity. I'm simply up too late and looking at my desktop wallpaper, which is "angel spawn," and man oh man, I wish I was that cool. LOL.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pentecost 5 *Fixed!*==

*Full sermon now available*

--Apologies! It seems only half of the sermon got saved on the final mix. I will hopefully have the rest up and available tomorrow. Until then, enjoy what you can. :D--


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Wisdom and Hope 3 - Seminexed Emergent Pragmatism

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pentecost 4


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Good for a Laugh

Starts slow, ends funny. :D

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Excursus: History and the LCMS



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Friday, June 06, 2008

The Funeral of Theodore Blickwedel





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Good things coming:

This is just the beginning over at ecrevolution.com

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wisdom and Hope Broadcast Begins

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Why I'm a Lutheran


Jon Bischof sums it up most marvelously!

I know that it would be easier for me and my family if we were not Lutheran. We would certainly be better off financially if we were not Lutheran.

But unfortunately, I feel that I have been forced into staying in Lutheranism. If I had never studied Lutheranism and if I still didn't know better, I could easily embrace some other denomination or congregation that would be more convenient for me.

But now that opportunity has passed me by because after having been sucked into Lutheranism...I can't get back out. The problem is that I have learned too much of the truth to be able to go back now to having less of it.

The beginning of the end for me was when I still questioned "What if the Lutherans are completely wrong about the Lord's Supper? What if it is really just symbolic?" Unfortunately, I studied the question in depth and the more Lutheran Theology I read on the Lord's Supper, the more hopelessly convinced I became that the Lutherans were not wrong about the body and the blood (dang that stubborn Martin Luther! and don't even get me started about Hermann Sasse--He is even more to blame for my present state of unchangeable Lutheranism!) .

Anyway, here's the crux of it: The Church of the Lutheran Confessions is the only church on earth that actually has all the Marks of the One True Christian Church [CAUTION: If you have never heard of the Marks of the Church--trust me, you do not want to know what they are. And if you do find out what they are, don't say I didn't warn you!]

If I were a pious person, I could be content in a Greek/Russian Orthodox Church. If I were a good person, I could be Baptist. If I were nice I could be Methodist. If I were really smart, I could be a Calvinist. If I were more comfortable expressing my emotions, I could have made a Pentecostal. But I'm actually a very selfish, mean and utterly bad person.

If I had to describe myself according to the 10 commandments, I would have to start at #10 and go backwards to keep it from being too embarrasing off the bat. By the time we get to the first commandment, you would already know that I have had "many gods"!

Needless to say, a murdering, whoremongering idolator like myself needs all the Means of Grace he can get his hands on to stay out of hell. And the Lutheran Church is the only place on earth I know of where I can get them all, get them often and get them for free.

Now if I hadn't done the study of Lutheran doctrine and the Marks of the Church, I might not know these things and I might be able to be a believer someplace else. But now the only way I can really be anything less than a Lutheran is to call Jesus a liar to His face. And when you are as big a 'son-of-a-bi#$@' as I have been...Jesus is about the only real friend I've got left. I guess I'm just not willing to walk away from Jesus in order to take up believing in things that I know are not true so that I don't have to be Lutheran anymore.

Ya'll see my predicament, don't ya?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Epic Begins

We have begun!


The Philadelphia Lutheran Underground is holding it's first meeting of minds, souls, spirits and favorite drinks at the UPenn and Drexel area Starbucks, located on the corner of Market and 34th. In the upper room, at 7pm the EPIC begins as we covenant to take Philadelphia back for a starving generation.


You don't want to miss this weekly event which will equip you to more fully embrace your Christian life in this broken age
through Scripture, fellowship, and commitment to you your local Sacramental community.


Don't follow the white rabbit, neophyte. Get on the P.L.Underground.


For continuing information, visit the Revolution at www.ecrevolution.com, and log into the blog. Updates, Catechesis, Sermons, Videos and more more are available and coming soon.



The Revolution is Friday Nights at 7,


Rev. Jonathan Fisk
Overseer of Young Adult Discipleship & Outreach
Pastor, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Pirate Christian Radio Comes...

Playing the Pharisee Card
by Todd Wilken

I have been called a Pharisee more times than I can remember. It goes with the territory. I host a conservative Christian radio talk show. I publicly defend the teachings and practices of the historic Church. I also publicly point out false teaching and practices in the Church today. For these reasons alone, some believe that I deserve to be called a Pharisee.

But I’m not alone. Today, the label Pharisee” is applied to many Christians just like me —perhaps you’re one of them. We are Christians who cherish God’s Word, the Church’s historic Creeds, confessions and practices. When we see the Church abandoning these things to follow the latest fads and entertainments, we lament. When we see the Gospel itself being left behind in the Church’s rush to mimic popular culture, we are grieved. And when we question the Church’s
infatuation with the spirit of the age, we are labeled Pharisees. READ MORE

Sunday, June 01, 2008

160th Anniversary of St. John ELC - Matt. 7













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