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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04 January 2013

Apologia pro vita sua 2013.

As soon as I quit retching from appropriating something from the ridiculous buffoon John Henry Cardinal Newman, I'll explain what in all revisionist Judas I mean.

OK.  The first two posts on Past Elder for 2013 are late, but here they are.  Life apart from blogging has been unusually demanding lately and I just didn't get them posted.  But, there's a lot of interesting stuff relating to the whole business of what is new years, including that a lot of why our calendar is as it is now comes from regarding life beginning at conception, and what is the right time to celebrate the feast of the resurrection of Christ.  Two things that our world denies for the former and could not care less for the latter, so maybe it behooves us to know this stuff.  And Loehe -- man, that guy was fabulous, and you know what, he stood for what we stand for against exactly the same pressures we encounter now, which far from being just a pious figure to thank God for in the past is a model for action right bloody now.  And part of his legacy is our beloved synod, of which Walther himself said he is really the "father".

So here are these two posts, a few days late but I hope (which is not the same thing as "hopefully") not a dollar short, so zu sagen.

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