Today I’ll review LCMS Rev. Richard Bolland‘s book, The Church is One: Recapturing the Lost Unity Christ Intended for His Church on Earth. To be honest, I’m able to do so many reviews this week because of long drives to and from a family funeral. So I’m sorry if this review is particularly affected by that.
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I received a great pick me up in addition to all of God’s other gifts in church yesterday. Now, I have a pretty big family, but the kiddos happened to have scattered, sitting some here, others there. I was holding Joy, my friend/organist’s toddler. I love Joy. And, she gave me great joy in an unexpected way.
Have I mentioned that my husband is brilliant? I respect and admire him in so many ways. His latest thought I have to share, although I daresay entire dissertations could be written about this thesis and its consequences: The Holy Spirit is free to paraphrase Himself as He sees fit.
The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind. Seriously. You just have to understand the sentence–and the question!–differently.
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Lutherans ask, “What does this mean?” all the time. The question remains religiously and culturally relevant. But I’ve recently pinpointed something that bothers me. With the aid of the devil, we have actually found a way to talk about the means of grace apart from a) how to receive them, and b) the divine blessings and benefits they give.
I’ve got another writing idea to share and this one may be more exciting for you. Instead of a general comment that people should write about the Holy Spirit, this one is more specific. Quite a bit more specific. So if you’re interested in how I think the Holy Spirit could be powerfully, if subtly, displayed in a novel/series of short stories format, read the ideas below about what I’d call the doctor.