I do not have everything together, 🙂 or I would have realized that the good reverend from yesterday, Nathaniel Biebert, has three books out, not one. One I already knew about without recognizing the name! Ah, names slip by me sometimes, but let’s be thankful for another chance to touch base with a Lutheran writer!
Monthly Archives: January 2021
My husband mentioned in passing that this is a big anniversary year for Lutheran composer Michael Praetorius. He was born 450 years ago. He died 400 years ago. So I googled him, looking for anniversary publications & concerts. Low and behold, there’s a great looking book on him. It’s titled Heaven is My Fatherland: The Life and Work of Michael Praetorius. Written by Siegfried Vogelsanger and translated and edited by WELS pastor, Nathaniel Biebert, it released last year.
Twice I’ve read a book with high expectations only to be disappointed. Ok, that’s happened many more times than twice, but twice I’ve read books highly recommended for how they portray God only to be disappointed. But I think I’ve figured it out. Liberals overly glorify two things: sex and the unspoken.
I try to stick pretty closely to Lutheran writers and topics on this blog, but I’ve found something I’m excited about by non-Lutherans and I’m sharing it anyway. 🙂 As you know, I fear poetry has slipped away to an unnatural, unhealthy degree. Well, maybe the new podcast, The Well Read Poem, will help to bring it back.
Good and bad ways to think about religion and politics? Yes! Dr. Robert Benne, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, wrote exactly that title. And here’s a free study guide to go along with it!
Thank you, Lord, for Lutheran writers. Thank you for Lutheran readers who can suggest books I hadn’t heard of! Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics may be just what I need! Also, God bless Dr. Pless, who writes some of the best handouts & study guides out there! 🙂
What are antidotes for drama? Trust. Patience. Love. Honestly? Unconsciousness. Sleep is looking pretty good to me these days.
What else can you think of? I do love a good book. I played extra piano yesterday. There’s been so much on my heart lately. Too much to do. Too many ways to turns.
But at least there are still things well worth pouring one’s heart out for. So let’s remember that. 🙂
Today my middle daughter turns 9. We’ll have sour cream scones for breakfast and apple pie following schwarma for dinner. I’ll cut butter, shred cucumber for tzatziki, and spend time with my family.
Maybe today the only drama will be between my daughters.