Corporations undermine the whole “free markets” == liberty thing when they fail to uphold Western values in the face of commerce. — It has been said that you cannot serve money and… — Apple Removes Quartz News App

This quarter’s Plough has, in just the first few pages, brought some good deep thinking about a theology of work. Great to see serious alternatives to the Protestant view of vocation so deeply bound to the American experience.

An actual, working pay phone found at a rest stop in Florida. It’s been ages since I’ve seen one of these.

Started Mark’s gospel again this morning. It’s amazing how quickly he gets rolling. John, baptism, temptation, disciples, miracles, 💥 🤯. I always leave chapter 1 with whiplash and I love it!

My first German homily (text & audio) in a very long time. I realize I’ve forgotten everything I ever learned about grammar! Y’all, pray for my longer sermon in November! — Dass sie Alle eins Seien

I’m late to the party on this, but Gemeinsames Leben is 🔥. I’m doing some serious highlighting.

Given what’s going on in the US and UK, it wouldn’t be awful if the queen asserted her authority. Honestly, we need a Christian prince more now than ever. What does she have to lose?

I can pretty much guarantee I’m the only person in the world listening to this album right now. 🎶

German Friends & Roman Catholics: Does anyone know of German-speaking clergy in the Diocese of Nashville? Please send their contact information to me if so. St. Mang isn’t very ecumenical without our Roman sisters and brothers!

So, I want to get into MLS with Nashville’s new team. What’s the best way to watch games without cable?

I setup a GoFundMe for my little brother’s adoption today. It’s truly troubling the number of medical fundraisers on that site. I can’t imagine God is pleased at the state of things in the midst of our great wealth.

This is your annual reminder that Patat is an awesome way to do presentations.

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem… Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum… Et in Spiritum Sanctum.

Y’all, Barth’s Evangelical Theology is so good! How’d I make it out of divinity school without being required to read it?

Duolingo has me super confused about sum and est. I’ve been hoping the exercises would make it clear, but I think I’m going to have to get a Latin primer to supplement.

Follow-up on Anglican Eschatology:

  • History and Eschatology by NT Wright
  • The Coming of God by Jurgen Moltmann

Teil es Weit und Breit!: Ökumenische Sankt-Magnusgemeinde; Erster Gottesdienst 3. November 16:00 bei Memorial Lutheran East Nashville — Weitere Information kommt bald.