Morgendämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer theologirt.
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit id es semper esse puerum.
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
Homo sum humani nihil a me alienum puto.
Semper idem sed non eodem modo.


Verbum domini manet in aeternum. The word of the Lord endures forever.
1 Peter 1:24-25, quoting Isaiah 40:6,8. Motto of the Lutheran Reformation.

Fayth onely justifieth before God. Robert Barnes, DD The Supplication, fourth essay. London: Daye, 1572.

Lord if Thou straightly mark our iniquity, who is able to abide Thy judgement? Wherefore I trust in no work that I ever did, but only in the death of Jesus Christ. I do not doubt, but through Him to inherit the kingdom of heaven. Robert Barnes, DD, before he was burnt alive for "heresy", 30 July 1540.

What is Luther? The doctrine is not mine, nor have I been crucified for anyone. Martin Luther, Dr. theol. (1522)

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23 February 2007

Getting Started

Welcome to "Past Elder".

"Under Construction" might be a better title for a while, as I get familiar with maintaining a blog and not just posting on some of the ones listed to the right.

Gotta start someplace!


Orycteropus Afer said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you write.

ward said...

Greetings PastElder,

I found your blog upon googling Ebb's Hobby Shop. I've read through some of your content, and found that we do, of course, have common experiences. Did you attend JMHS? Do you really like "The Long Riders"? Why? How did you come to be so Lutheran? Are you clergy? Have you a Maine connection? I saw Lincolnville mentioned, and live an hour south in Pemaquid. I delivered Post Bulletin across Broadway from Huey's, at VFW, Ford, and north of Soldiers Field. You seem to know a lot for a kid. Please forgive my ignorance of the ways of the blog.

Past Elder said...

Hi Ward, and welcome. To answer your questions: Lourdes, not JM; yes I like The Long Riders, among other things, casting brothers as brothers, and the take on the story; the whole blog is about my being Lutheran, but the short answer is in About Me; I am not clergy, elder in Lutheran usage is a layman elected to assist the pastor in a limited capacity; never been to Maine in my life, looks like there was a recent reader from there.

When I was a kid, my dad bought me a train set from Ebb's, but when we tried to put it up Christmas morning, we discovered the electrical conductor to the track wasn't in there, and Mr Ebb went to the shop so we could come down and get one Christmas morning.

Never forgot that, and never bought hobby and toy stuff anywhere else after that!