Five lessons in on Biblingo. Thus far I’m really enjoying it!

I’m really feeling for my faithful Roman brothers and sisters. Excepting the sudden death of the Pope and his quick replacement by an orthodox bishop, I just don’t see a way out of this for them. — I pray the Eastern Church is already discussing ways to provide faithful Romans with a safe harbor.

Seen on my way home from church this morning. I feel like there’s a metaphor here somewhere.

Then Paul stood in the midst of the lights and decorations in the city and said, “People of Suburbia, I perceive that in all things you are also religious. For as I passed by and beheld your lights and decorations, I found a blow-up with this inscription: ‘Happy Holidays’. What you therefore celebrate in ignorance, Him I declare unto you.” — Stirring for Advent

I’m not one to delve into politics or to ever sign these social media open letters, but I feel I must say at least a little something about the Middle Tennessee Christians for Justice in Palestine. This letter misuses scripture and allows populist excitement around a trendy cause to overshadow real evil. Children and babies are presently held hostage. Women and young girls were raped. Families were brutally murdered in their homes. Rockets are launched from both sides of the border. — I, too, call for peace. With my Lord, I suffer with the suffering. I weep with the weeping. But, I will not allow popularity or virtue signaling to overshadow the face of true evil. — Sin abounds. Humanity is fallen and totally depraved. Jews should repent and believe in Jesus, their Messiah. Muslims should repent and follow Jesus who is God the Son. The people of Israel have done wrong to many Palestinians. I, too, want peace. But, pretending that there is any correlation between Hamas-controlled Gaza and the children of Abraham under Egyptian enslavement is just bad theology and a poor witness of God’s love for all people.

Prayed up and going forth clinging to the cross of Christ. May God use my mouth as an instrument of his peace and glory. Amen.

I must say, one of the better ideas I’ve had. A5 booklet of prayers I frequently use. No more hastily scanning through the BCP looking for what I need!

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and the for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful: and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

Giving the analogue life a try. Roterfaden in a Lochby journal cover.

ChatGPT made a pretty cool logo based off reading my website.

Beautiful morning at the beach in Destin, Florida. 🏖️

Those who say that God no-longer does miracles, need to step outside. The Spirit moves in our streets and the miracles of the New Creation break in daily.

Anyone have a read-it-later service they’d recommend? Pocket is getting bad at parsing many articles. Requirement is that it’s got an Android app. I mostly read off-line on my Onyx Boox. (Hence why Pocket not downloaded entire articles is a big problem for me.)

Candy, cider, and $1 Costumes starting at 5p. Mass at 7:30p. First Wesleyan Church at 611 Shelby Ave. All are welcome!