Web Review: Lutheran Blog Directory
Web Review: Lutheran Blog Directory One word review: Directed (Ok, I promise that pretty soon I’ll review something that ISN’T a webpage. I’ve been in the middle of moving and getting my music machines up and running.) Ever want to find out what Lutherans have to say about life, theology, and whatever else it is that they are interested in? Then check out the Lutheran Blog...
Book Review: Life of the Beloved by Henri M....
Book Review: “Life of the Beloved” by Henri J.M. Nouwen I actually stumbled across this book looking for some quick devotional material one day. I began reading the short little book and couldn’t put it down right way - always a good sign. So I took it home with me and read the entire thing. Nouwen’s book about the complications of having a spiritual life in a secular...
Saints and Days: St. Peter and St. Paul
June 29th is the day that the Church celebrates Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles of our Lord. Words: Are you wrapped up in titles? Many of us from day to day find ourselves or other people wrapped up in the titles that are given to people. I just got done with the title of “vicar” (meaning that I was a sort of resident pastor intern for a year in Gainesville FL). I know people who have...
Saints and Days: Irenaeus of Lyons
St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor and Confessor Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 01:50 AM - June 28th is the day that the Church remembers Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor and Confessor. Words: What’s so great about this place? There have been a number of times that I’ve visited a favorite restaurant or bar or museum and I find myself saying, “so what’s so great about this place...
Book Club: Spiritual Man - Week One
For today I read the two Prefaces and the Chapter One: Spirit, Soul, and Body. If you read these parts of the book and don’t feel like reading my drivel, please comment anyway and tell everyone what you liked/didn’t like about the book. The book is available through Amazon - just look at the menu bar on the right side of this page. +++ Today is the first day of our little trip (or...
Web Review: I Trust When Dark My Road
Web Review: I Trust When Dark My Road One word review: Inspiring. “Darkmyroad” the blogger behind “I Trust When Dark My Road,” is a breath of fresh air in a clergy at seeks to make itself, at times, too antiseptic and inhuman. It is the blog of a Lutheran pastor who is seemingly dealing with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety in a very interesting way...
Book Club: Spiritual Man - Book Selection
That’s right - you can read along with me. I’ll be posting my thoughts chapter by chapter on Wednesdays. The book I’ll be reading is The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee. (Click here for more information about Watchman Nee). You can buy it at Amazon for about $7. Follow the link on this post. I will begin with the Introduction and Book I, Chapter One this Wednesday, 6/28.
Web Review: Follow The Rabbi
Web Review: Follow The Rabbi One word review: Unexpected With a name like “follow the rabbi,” when my friend and replacement at First Lutheran Church, Vicar Landon, told me his first “Vic Pick” was going to be this website, images of a little rabbi icon bouncing over the words to “hava nagila” while a midi file played in the background came up for me. Now that...
Saints and Days: Cyril of Alexandria
June 27 is the day that the Church remembers St. Cyril of Alexandria. Words: What does it mean to have a flesh and blood God? You may even wonder at times if you do have a flesh and blood God. Some of the representations of Christ that we see in religious society tend to have the effect, at times, of making Jesus more distant from our present day experience rather than making the Eternal Son of...
The Occasional Update: CafePress
Yep - I’ve always wanted to have my own online store, and now I have it. Now you can see what I have to offer. Just go to: http://www.cafepress.com/luthershirts/ You’ll find a bunch of my favorite tees and other stuff. Also be sure to check out the “Tshirts and Stuff” item on the menu to see my other stores. Any purchase is greatly appreciated.
The Occasional Update: Safe in St. Louis
For all of you who were wondering. I am back safe in Saint Louis and now will begin the dubious task of trying to unpack…but not unpack too much before I move again into the Seminary. Thank you so much to all who prayed concerning my safety over this trip - it’s another reason for thanksgiving. For anyone who might be wondering about my new location and/or contact information - my...
Saints and Days: Jeremiah the Prophet
June 26 is the day that the Church remembers St. Jeremiah the Prophet. Words: Are you killing the messenger? Often times when we have to deliver bad news to someone, we excuse ourselves out of any responsibility by saying, “Don’t kill me, I’m just the messenger.” This idiom comes from an old military practice of the messenger of an army riding into the ranks of the opposing...
The Occasional Update: Flickr Page
Flickr Page Monday, June 26, 2006, 03:41 PM - You’ll notice that the menu bar now includes a “Flickr” page. This page will bring you to my Flickr page to take a look at my pictures. Go there by going to flickr.com/photos/jwinterscom Happy Surfing!
The Occasional Update: Vicar's Landing
Yep. I’m in St. Augustine doing vacation. It’s good. I think I might add a “place or sightseeing” reviews addition. That way I’ll be able to talk about the places that I’ve gone. St. Augustine is good. Nice and hot. The beach is good. Found a hilarious link - Vicar’s Landing Retirement and Nursing Home. I’m looking at moving into this home for...
Book Review: Ancient Future Faith by Robert Webber
One word review: Inspiring Ancient Future Faith, the first of many “Ancient Future” offerings from Robert Webber, is an inspiring read. It is especially inspiring for those of us who have grown up in liturgical churches, but it also goes to explaining the recent Emergent Church Movement. In the book, Webber introduces a concept that is foreign to many American church bodies - the...
Web Review: Rocketboom
Web Review: Rocketboom One word review: Vloggy How do you pronounce “vlog”? All together? “v-log”? However you pronounce it, Rocketboom is the penultimate in this new form of media. Amanda Congdon, in addition her stunning good looks that will keep computer geeks salivating every weekday like pavlov’s dog, is an intriguing “anchor woman” for this new...
Music Review: Angels and Airwaves
Music Review: Angels and Airwaves One word review: Blink If you blink, you just might miss Angels and Airwaves. The band is the product of Blink 182’s “indefinate hiatus”, and sounds like the hobby that you pick up after your breakup with your girlfriend, comforting but unsubstantial. Angels and Airwaves isn’t a BAD band by any stretch. They are obviously the product of...
Sermons - Finding the reality of the Trinity
Romans 8:14-17 14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs...