My goal on this blog is simple: to offer semi-intelligent, heart-felt reflections on Christian ministry, faith, and life, as it happens.
Martin Luther once said that he banishes the Devil by breaking wind. “I resist the Devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away.”* The work of casting out demons is both deeply spiritual and incredibly quotidian.
Hence my Lutheran Zephyr is a light Lutheran wind; or, a way to banish the devil.
- Determining to Deny CommunionMaybe the church should withhold communion from the whole body, rather than from token individuals, when division rears its head.
- Praying in Church on Memorial Day WeekendThere is no need to turn church into a patriotic rally on Memorial Day weekend. But the church certainly should acknowledge the occasion.
- Two Gods of the Bible? Malarkey!Is there a wrathful “God of the Old Testament” and a loving “God of the New Testament”?
- Communion at Home during a Pandemic: an AddendumMy prior post was the letter I published online for my congregation addressing our acts of worship and communion during the current pandemic. This current post is an addendum respondingContinue reading “Communion at Home during a Pandemic: an Addendum”
- Holy Communion Amidst the Coronavirus DisruptionA Pastoral Letter to my Congregation The coronavirus has ushered us into a time of disruption. Our home lives are disrupted. Schools are disrupted. Business and the economy are disrupted.Continue reading “Holy Communion Amidst the Coronavirus Disruption”
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* This is a legitimate quote! It can be found in Martin Luther’s Table Talk, No. 122: Treatment of Melancholy, Despair, etc. November 30, 1531, in Luther’s Works vol 54, page 15.