Hatred for your sports rivals just spreads more hate.
Thus, I will not continue this practice. Both the Bears and the Packers are fine teams to root for. The Cubs, White Sox, Brewers, and Cardinals are all fine teams to root for.… Read the rest
It would be really cool if there was an online searchable archive of all the podcasts from Issues Etc, 1517 and Lutheran Hour Ministries. e.g. I would like to search “baptism” and come up with all the relevant episodes. But sine there isn’t a master search, here’s what you can do with each individual site.
1517 podcasts on baptism
It looks like 1517’s website doesn’t have a searchable archive of podcast episodes.… Read the rest
I love books with a ton of Bible verse references. The more verse references, the better.
While listening to the Thinking Fellows podcast episode, “The Reformation: Conclusions“, they touched on how Lutherans are great for basing their doctrine on Scripture alone.
At the 22:44 mark, one of the guys said,
When was the last time you looked through the Formula?… Read the rest
Yesterday I finished my 2018-2019 lectionary bookmarks. I have five bookmarks; one for each of the readings: 1st reading, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel reading (and one for the Alleluia).
Whenever my daughter and I have breakfast, I like to read to her the Bible verses for the upcoming Sunday.… Read the rest
An uplifting song on Spotify:?Weightless by Natasha Bedingfield
The sky is the limit
And I just wanna float
Free as a spirit on a journey of hope
Cut the strings and let me go
I’m weightless, I’m weightless
Millions of balloons tethered to the ground
Weight of the world tries to hold us down
Cut the strings and let me go
I’m weightless, I’m weightless,
I’m weightless, I’m weightless…
I love the positivity in this song, and the undertones of not worrying.… Read the rest
Just for kicks, one of these days I want to do a deep study on the word “pity” in the Bible. Just for Mr. T’s sake.
For now, here is the frequency at which the word “pity” appears in various translations of the Bible:
30 times: KJV
33 times: NKVJ
43 times: NIV
41 times: ESV
28 times: NASB… Read the rest
It’s December! Do you have any Advent devotional booklets? Many churches hand them out during this time of a year. Advent devotions are a great way to remind yourself about what Christmas is really about–the birth of our Savior!
At my wife’s Catholic church in Oak Park, they hand out Advent devotion booklets every year.… Read the rest
His thoughts in text form:
Have you ever noticed that phrase people often say after disasters, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you?? I wonder sometimes what really are their Thoughts? And why don’t they pray? Maybe they don’t have Enough Time?… Read the rest
Joy is one of my favorite things. In fact, I’m a little overjoyed at how many blog posts on spudart.org I’ve written about joy!
What brings you joy
The simple joys of public art
Time shouts for joy
The meaning of joy
And so on (all the joy posts on spudart.org)
If you also like joy, then how about an entire book explaining all the ins and outs of joy.… Read the rest
At the start of every?year, each person in my Bible study group sets goals for the year. We use the Personal Growth Plan (pdf) provided by Park Community Church’s small groups curriculum.
Spiritual goals are an odd thing for me. I’ve blogged about my struggle with the concept at length a few years ago.… Read the rest