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Coming in January 2014!

Coming January 2014! The All New Fighting for the Faith Video Blog!
New Year’s Repentance Resolutions.

New Year’s Repentance Resolutions.

It’s that time of year again, time for people to set their New Year’s Resolutions. Usually they involve losing weight, quitting a bad habit, spending more time with family or finding that “special someone”. In the past I have had a few resolutions of my own, which I usually break sometime in February. I have tried to exercise more, cut down on my soda intake, and cut down the times I go out to eat to save money. For the record, I think New Year’s Resolutions are kind of silly. If I really wanted to enact a positive change to my life why wait until January 1st? This year I am taking a different approach to New Year’s . . . Read All
The blog is dead!  Long live the blog!

The blog is dead! Long live the blog!

As we end 2013 I will pass on what a reader of my blog passed to me:  Sometime in the past few years, the blog died. In 2014, people will finally notice.  Geez.  I never noticed.  Apparently I should have been tweeting little tidbits of stuff instead of subjecting folks to the antiquated mechanism of a blog and its seemingly out of date longer substance.  You can read it all here. . . Read All. I guess I will know that my little hobby is dead when no one visits it any longer.  Until then, I will keep on posting the meandering thoughts of this Lutheran Pastor… until it is over and the last one to leave turns outs the lights… Is anybody
The Top Ten Posts From 2013

The Top Ten Posts From 2013

As we begin 2014, let us pause today and reflect on 2013.  It was a great year at the PM Notes Blog with the message of Gospel being published to approximate 83,000 visitors and 275,000 pageviews.  Thank you for your support, encouragement, and passion for the Gospel. As far as posts?  Below you will find the Top 10 posts from 2013.  They are chosen on the basis of pageviews, Facebook Likes, substance, message, and my personal bias. 🙂  I hope you enjoy reading them; I enjoyed writing them.1) What is a Pastor’s Wife to Do?2) Why Evangelicals Struggle With Infant Baptism: The Platonic Connection3) Sanctified In Christ; Living By The True Vine4) Why Do Many Evangelicals . . . Read All

Culture news: The arrival of American Kulturkampf

Kenneth L. Grasso has written an insightful piece that looks at how the United States handled religious pluralism in the past, and at how the worldview that supported this unique and successful approach has disappeared for many in our culture.  He argues that the HHS mandate marks a new phase in our nation’s dealings with this important subject.  I highly recommend this piece. Grasso states in conclusion: Even if the mandate is eventually struck down by the courts or revoked by a future administration or Congress, by intensifying our polarization and further straining the bonds of civic amity, the mere effort to impose the mandate will have inflicted immense damage on the American body politic. By destroying the confidence . . . Read All

Scripture, Catechesis And Prayer: December 31st

Psalms Psalms 93:1–5 “The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old;…
Singing the Creed. . .

Singing the Creed. . .

. . . Read All I have often described the Gloria in Excelsis as something of a sung creed in the guise of a hymn of praise.  It is one of the earliest of the church’s songs but it sings not in the poetry of a typical hymn.  Rather it unfolds in creedal form, blending the Trinity with the Incarnation, and including bits of the Sanctus and Agnus Dei.  Perhaps for this reason I am somewhat ambivalent about the other hymn of praise — not because I do not like it but because it lacks the creedal character of the Gloria.  I have begun using it not in the place of the hymn of praise but as a distribution hymn where it seems designed to
At a loss for words. . .

At a loss for words. . .

According to the Pasadena Star News, a pair of homosexual hair stylists will “marry” on the parade route while riding a wedding-cake shaped float sponsored by the AHF.  Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, jointly own the DNA Salons hairstyling chain in Southern California.  According to ABC News. . . Read All, a play on the parade’s 2014 theme “Dreams Come True,” and sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the float will celebrate same-sex marriage and the role it can play in helping to reduce new HIV infections among gay men. As Pat Buchanan once observed.  The love that once dared not speak its name has become the love that will not shut up… Must everything become a platform for GLBT causes? 
Nothing will prevent God from His saving purpose in Christ…

Nothing will prevent God from His saving purpose in Christ…

Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas A, preached on Sunday, December 29, 2013.. . . Read All     So here we are, a few days after Christmas, and what we have in the lessons is the tail end of what we will hear next week – the departure of the Magi and the rage of Herod that killed the first born sons of Bethlehem under the age of three.  It is strange on several levels – what we hear is out of chronological order, it is the same as the feast day which was yesterday on our calendar, and it is such a sad and tragic story that seems totally out of place for a people gathered in the afterglow of Christmas.   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Light for My Path Daily Devotion  Bible Reading [Jesus said] “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  (Matthew…
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