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Just the Latest Idolatry In a Church

The National Cathedral, which is nominally Episcopalian but has advertised itself as a “ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives,” hosted a Muslim prayer service on Friday.

One doesn’t get a much more blatant example of idolatry than this; maybe if one gives the “all-gods-are-the-same” argument. It would be interesting to see if the Muslims bought that argument or whether they saw this service as an act of quiet conquest. If Christians worshiped Christ in a mosque and lived to tell about it, that would be quite the moral victory, would it not?

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Offers Services at Arrowhead

Starting today, October 26, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold nondenominational church services in the East Pavilion of Arrowhead stadium, according to a press release at kcchiefs.com. The five services, one for each home game, feature different speakers:

Oct. 26 – Mike DeVito, Chiefs Defensive Lineman
Nov. 2 – Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering
Nov. 16 – Dan Meers, “KC Wolf”
Dec. 14 – Joe White, CEO at Kanakuk Ministries and nationally renowned speaker and author
Dec. 28 – Christian Newsome, Pastor at Journey Church International

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Phil Robertson’s Bible Quotation Hits Everyone

From Jacob Ehrhard on Facebook:

Hey Jack, I think Phil was too easy (what do you expect, he’s not Lutheran). Not only will homosexuals not inherit the kingdom of God, but anyone who’s sexually immoral, adulterers, slanderers, greedy folks, drunks, and cheats. Let’s see, did we miss anyone? Oh yeah, thieves and revilers. What’s a reviler? Loidoria. Means someone who’s verbally abusive–know someone like that?

It’s almost as if St. Paul is trying to say that no one’s gonna inherit the kingdom of God by works of the flesh, because no matter how natural they feel, no matter how easily those works come, the flesh is corrupt as are its works.

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What “Little Word” Can Fell Him?

On Facebook, Lutheran Witness editor Adriane Dorr Heins asked:

In “A Mighty Fortress,” what is the “one little word” than can fell Satan?

Rev. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and all-around awesome sacred music talent, answered:

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But, Church Was Fun

“How was church?” Twin #2 was asked Sunday.
“It was fun,” she said in her almost automatic way.
“Oh, but church isn’t fun,” came the lighthearted reply.

But, church was fun.

Someone didn’t feel good, our service was cancelled because the city marathon had blocked access to the church, and other reasons kept us away from church too long. Matins at the house can only do so much.

Despite the organ being a bit loud, Twin #2 enjoys church. Often she sings along, even wanting to sing during the organ prelude and postlude. She says the creed and the corporate collects. She squeezes Mom or Dad quite hard through much of it, which may be what she finds fun most of all.

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We Will Miss the Coach

Twin 1 lost her favorite softball coach in a motorcycle accident, and the 10-year-old chose to attend the visitation this evening. It was especially hard because we don’t expect people in their 30s to die. The injuries were just too great for this mother of two.

Many prayers were said on Coach’s behalf. They were heard, even if they were denied. Why is not within our wisdom or reason.

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