Category Archives: Theological reflection

Another Samson reference

There is just nothing like Maundy Thursday service. Our congregation begins with corporate confession and individual absolution, and it is absolutely a gift from God in every way. And, there is nothing like the Chief Service on Good Friday! Nothing at all. <blissful sigh> Today, I’ll share with you another Samson reference, keeping things Christocentric, humbling, and marveling.

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A Riddle

Ok, writers. To be in tip top shape, it’s good to use your brain. 🙂 There. Now the post pertains to a main purpose of this blog. Really, though, I want to tell you a riddle!!

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Ironies of Holy Week

We had a lovely Palm Sunday service. The children sang. Palms were waved. The Supper was served. But again it strikes me: the ironies of Holy Week.

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Awkward Uncles

Once upon a time, there were sitcoms: situational comedies. That was back before everything was offensive. You know, a few YEARS ago! Anyway, sitcoms could deal with awkward uncles.

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Grumpy Child

Imagine you’re a college student in a religion class. The teacher assigns you to talk to people in the street and really try to “git out there” and “dig deep!” They bus you into a downtownish area of a city, drop you off, and there you are. Feeling like a grumpy child yet?

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Unsecured Porches and Extensive Picture Windows

Analogies have limited uses in theology, at least as far as I can tell. Even so, uses there are. Allow me to introduce an analogy of unsecured porches and extensive picture windows.

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Catching up

Ladies and gentlemen, I feel like it’s been AGES since I last blogged. There is so much I hope to remember and write! Be sure to stay tuned, this week especially! I’ll start catching up here with a little somber something from Australia, where I was visiting my sister and her precious family.

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?

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Write Well

Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.

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Lutheran Matrix?

I’m sharing a writing idea today, revolving around the concept of a matrix. Lutheran matrix? Ok, many an anti-Lutheran, anti-Christian matrix. We’ll see what you think.

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