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I’m almost finished with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won’t Stop Talking. I cannot recommend it highly enough, particularly to teachers and to parents of young children. How I WISH I had understood all this growing up and in my early ministry! I listened on Audible and kept shouting out in the car “Yes! Yes! And YES!” My only complaint is that it is tilted so much toward business. But even so, great, great insight. And yes, you extraverts would find it beneficial too. You know to whom I’m talking. One of the ironies of my life is that I am quite comfortable as a public speaker, but not at all comfortable in large groups socially.. . . Read All

Twenty-five or thirty years ago…

…come almost any Friday in Mebane, North Carolina, you’d find the Weedon children abed and their parents gathered at the dining room table with Ed and Muriel Rose and Ruth Holler and her friend Gene. We’d be quite intent on the game before us: Liverp…

An Outstanding Homily

preached at Chapel today by Pr. Arlo Pullmann today. Read, mark learn, inwardly digest! Ninth Day Of LentFebruary 19, in the year our Lord 2016LCMS International Center, St. Louis, MissouriMatthew 4:1-11 Excuse me, may I have a word with you.  I don’t know you that well but it seemsthat, with all the coming and going, you’re caught in the middle of this fight. When you see who they are, of course you faithfully turn to keep your eyesfixed on Jesus.  But turning your back on that old evil foe is dangerous.  Hestarts pushing your buttons and pulling your strings.  He wants you to soundlike him.  And somehow a part of you is too. . . Read All

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

By this saying [Philippians 2:5ff.], St. Paul with one word flings open the gates of heaven, thus letting us behold the unspeakable, gracious will and love of the Father’s heart toward us, so that we feel how from the beginning of time Christ’s sacrifice for us has been well-pleasing unto God.—Martin Luther, Sermons from 1525 http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeedonsBlog. . . Read All

Patristic Quote of the Day

By eschewing covetousness we put off the old man, and by showing love we put on the new.—St. Augustine, On Man’s Perfection in Righteousness, Chapter 5 http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeedonsBlog. . . Read All

Overcome Evil With Good

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. [8] Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it [9] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if . . . Read All
Hardening of the heart. . .

Hardening of the heart. . .

James R. Rogers again: Speaking to this intellectual and social muddle is the challenge of the Church today. One response is to succumb, and embrace the regnant relativism of much of elite American culture. Churches doing so largely just dissolve into that culture. After all, why get up on Sunday morning to learn there’s really no point to getting up on Sunday morning?  A second response is also a form of capitulation, although subtler. Seeker-friendly churches aspire to be instrumentally valuable to Americans imbued with the commitments described above. They tone down the Christ talk, tone down moral imperatives of a new life in Christ, amp up the music and ramp up the talk of “how to be a better . . . Read All
Missed from Feb. 15, but worthy of your consideration. . .

Missed from Feb. 15, but worthy of your consideration. . .

Today, February 15, 2016, we remember the twenty-one Coptic Christians that were martyred for their faith by ISIS one year ago. Take courage! The Lord has told us what is to come and we rejoice at the confession of these Coptic Christians who did no…

Friday, February 19, 2016

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised […]

Friday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 17:40-51 Daily Lectionary: Genesis 13:1-18; Mark 5:1-20 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines s…
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