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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25 November 2007

Christmas Gift Suggestions

Kids asking if Santa Claus is real and wondering what to say? Wondering if there is something a little more to the point to read for Christmas Eve than "Twas the Night Before Christmas"? Luke 2:1-20 ain't bad. Then, how about reading them what A Visit from St Nicholas (the actual title of Moore's, well, probably Moore's, poem) is really all about!

Find "St Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend" at

Looking for some solid Christian formation with language and illustrations appropriate for kids to give a child for Christmas, even participate with them?

Find "My First Catechism: An Illustrated Version of Luther's Small Catechism" at

Need a little brushing up on just what it is confessional Lutherans confess? Know someone who might want to know too? Nothing states the Lutheran confessions like the Lutheran Confessions!

Find "Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions" at

Looking for a solid devotional book to carry the Sunday Scripture readings through your week?

Find "God Grant It" at

No, I'm not a paid endorser for Concordia Publishing House. I bought all this stuff myself. They're the basic books at my house. Well, there is one more, of course. The Bible I use.

Find "ESV Deluxe Reference Bible - Concordia Edition" at


Paul T. McCain said...

Ah, gifts that keep on giving! Thanks for mentioning these items on your blog.

Paul McCain

Adam Roe said...

Excellent recommendations! I'll be making some purchases tonight. :)