Category Archives: Ablaze

Don’t Even Bother to ask Your Doctor

Since the late 1990s prescription drug use has grown exponentially.  In large part this has been due to the “ask your doctor if _____ is right for you” ad campaign.  Doctors are hard pressed when you say, “I have these … Continue reading

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Have the flames been fanned or has Ablaze hit the fan?

This is from the official annual report on the Fan into Flames funds found at Resolution 1-09 adopted at the 2007 Synod convention required “a detailed annual report…to be published throughout the Synod.”  The report is only 6 pages … Continue reading

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Pope Pardons John Lennon

I wanted to title this “John Lennon’s Theology Better than Pope’s,” but I thought better of it. 

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In the Year 2525

Here we are at the end of our Church Year and at the beginning of a new one, and I’m thinking about the year 2525. 

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“Stupid Boy”

I must be stupid. I thought “Stupid Boy” was song by a girl when it fact it is sung by a guy.  However, since that guy is Keith Urban, I can am excused for being justifiably confused, and believe it … Continue reading

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Coach or First Class?

Psalm 56: 3, 4 reads:  “3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.  4. In God I will praise His word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto … Continue reading

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Chasing Two Rabbits or Only Seeing One

Having “slandered” old African proverbs in another post, I thought I’d move on in the spirit of the recent Olympic Games to praise new Chinese fortune cookies.

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Bonheoffer, Hitler, and Holocaust

The January Concordia Theological Quarterly has an article entitled “Themes of the Cruciform Life in Bonheoffer.”  Bonheoffer was executed for his participation in the plot to assassinate the one man every man thinks ought to have been: Hitler.

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Only Stories

Spoiler alert:  If you haven’t seen the movie “Atonement” and want to, don’t read this.

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Everything New is Old

 All quotes are from the book I referenced in an earlier post: Sign of the Kingdom by Lesslie Newbign.   ” ‘The Evangelisation of the World in this Generation’ did

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