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The Hope Blog

german-pulpit.jpgTom, I and our 11-year-old William attended an organ concert yesterday afternoon at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee. Built in 1878, the old church still has all the original pews and pulpit and flooring. (Charles Spurgeon was in the prime of his ministry across the Atlantic when this church was built.) It is one of the most gorgeous and acoustically perfect churches in the city with a marvelous old organ.

We went to hear a renowned organist from Germany, Uwe Karsten Groß, and it was a lovely hour and a half. We arrived early, uncertain of available seating but we were the first ones there. Tom met a music colleague, Dr. John Behnke, from Concordia University Wisconsin, and Dr. Behnke graciously took us upstairs to the organ loft to meet Professor Groß. William, who is a serious piano student and aspiring organist, was thrilled to have him…

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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


Gomer Pyle, LGBT (Sarcasm)


Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


Fast Times at Seekermergent High (Humor)

Fast Times as Seekermergent High (Humor)

Mr. Hand: “Mr. Spicoli, which book of the Bible did you choose for your report?”

Spicoli: “I chose Dude-a-ronomy…”


Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Ernest Goes Emergent (Humor)

Ernest Goes Emergent (Humor)

Hey Vern… what do you think about my idea to take the Bible out of church and replace it with social justice? Ain’t I smart…

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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Hymn & Haw Part Duex (Humor)

Hymn & Haw Part Duex (Humor)

P&W Leader (being derisively sarcastic): “Everyone take out a Hymnal.”

Other guy: “That’s a good one, Bill. What will you say for an encore…everyone take out a Bible?”

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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Conditionally Welcome (Humor)

Conditionally Welcome (Humor)


Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

21 Νυνὶ δὲ χωρὶς νόμου δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ πεφανέρωται μαρτυρουμένη ὑπὸ τοῦ νόμου καὶ τῶν προφητῶν, 22 δικαιοσύνη δὲ θεοῦ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς πάντας τοὺς πιστεύοντας. οὐ γάρ ἐστιν διαστολή, 23 πάντες γὰρ ἥμαρτον καὶ ὑστεροῦνται τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ 24 δικαιούμενοι δωρεὰν τῇ αὐτοῦ χάριτι διὰ τῆς ἀπολυτρώσεως τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ· 25 ὃν προέθετο ὁ θεὸς ἱλαστήριον διὰ [τῆς] πίστεως ἐν τῷ αὐτοῦ αἵματι εἰς ἔνδειξιν τῆς δικαιοσύνης αὐτοῦ διὰ τὴν πάρεσιν τῶν προγεγονότων ἁμαρτημάτων 26 ἐν τῇ ἀνοχῇ τοῦ θεοῦ, πρὸς τὴν ἔνδειξιν τῆς δικαιοσύνης αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ νῦν καιρῷ, εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτὸν δίκαιον καὶ δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἐκ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ. (Romans 3:21-26 NA27)

21But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being attested to by the Law and the Prophets, 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all those who believe for there is no distinction. 23 For…

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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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