Sunday, April 17, 2011

Holy Week

A blessed Holy Week to you all!

Jesus, all Your labor vast:
All Your woe and conflict past,
Yielding up Your soul at last:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

When the death shades round us low'r,
Guard us from the tempter's pow'r,
Keep us in that trial hour:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

May Your life and death supply
Grace to live and grace to die,
Grace to reach the home on high:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Jesus, in Your Dying Woes, verses 19-21 (Seventh Word: Luke 23:46),447 LSB

Chrisitanity and the Arts

Whereas Christians used to lead in the arts, they now often retreat from them, considering the arts to be unnecessary, low priority, or even idolatrous. Listen to Gene Veith talking about the importance of Christianity and the Arts.

Blog of the Week

Here is a bit of shameless self-promotion. We were honored to be chosen as "Blog of the Week" for the post this month, "The Ultimate Career." Thanks to C.S. Lewis for his excellent comment on homemaking, as well as to Jeff Schwartz of Issues, Etc. for choosing out post. Listen to "Blog of the Week" here. If you are interested in some other "Blogs of the Week", check out the Friday Issues, Etc. shows on their on-demand listening page, which also have links to the chosen blogs. I look forward to hearing their picks each week!

Vicarage Placement Service, May 2

Here is the link to the Concordia Theological Seminary Homepage, which will be streaming the Vicarage Placement Service at 7 p.m. on May 2. We'll let our readers know where Stan will be a vicar from mid-August of this year until mid-August 2012. Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Soliciting Donations?

I recently saw this on a church sign:

"Be a Donor, Give Your Heart to Jesus."

GROAN. Looks like they forgot what our heart is: deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9). It also looks like they forgot that Jesus said that he came not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Ultimate Career

"The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. "
— C.S. Lewis