Showing posts from March, 2008

Issues Etc petition

I am sure that almost anyone who would find their way to my blog has probably already heard about the cancellation of my FAVORITE radio program, Issues Etc, as it has been amply publicized through the numerous other Lutheran blogs out there. However, if by chance you have not, please view the online petition to reinstate the program. If you are a listener, I'm sure you've probably signed already. If you don't listen, or haven't heard of Issues Etc, please check out the monthly archive and listen to some of the program. I wouldn't want or expect non-listeners to sign, just for the sake of having more signatures, but give the program a listen and I think you will quickly realize what a jewel our church has lost. My personal feeling is that this show was an invaluable resource, and I almost couldn't download the programs fast enough, to go home and listen to them. It kept me inform

Easter Sermon on John 20:1-8, "The Message of the Empty Tomb"

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The sermon text for this Festival of the Resurrection of our Lord, is John 20:1-18, our Gospel reading. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Gal. 1:4-5) Today is a day of doxology! That is, a day of high worship and praise to our Resurrected Lord and King. Today the church bursts forth with its songs of Alleluia, to acknowledge and worship the mystery of our salvation, which precedes and exceeds our lives. Today our Alleluias leap forward from the tomb, together with the Risen Lord. “Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song and earth, sea, and mountain their praises prolong!” We sing and lift our voices because today is a day of Victory. So we join in our victory shout: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Inde