Monthly Archives: August 2007

The nicest conversation

Speaking of June Carter, her step-daughter told this anecdote at her funeral a few years ago: “Many years ago, I was sitting with June in the living room at home and the phone rang. She picked it up and started … Continue reading

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Hank!

The theology isn’t perfect, but how can this not make you happy? There will never be another like Hank. The young woman belting it out is of course the late great June Carter.

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Clouds breaking in blessings

I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. -Is. 42:16 I dread things, especially stuff at work. “Oh no, something unfamiliar is coming up this week; failure awaits!” You vainly search a barren … Continue reading

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The ELCA’s rot continues

The US’s largest Lutheran denomination, the ELCA, continues down the path trod by the Episcopal Church USA and the United Church of Christ. It’s hard to tell who is ahead in the race to join these hapless forerunners at the … Continue reading

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Spot the lie

Os Guinness noted that when his son was an adolescent, they would play a game called “Spot the Lie.” When watching a TV commercial, his son would get a quarter if he could identify the lie behind a commercial. The … Continue reading

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Not trained for warfare?

I have often recommended the Reformation Study Bible. Its notes are very helpful, but occasionally there is an oddity. Nahum predicts the downfall of Assyria, and verse 3:12 uses this allusion to the disintegration of its armies: Behold, your troops … Continue reading

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