Archive for December, 2013

We Wish You a Merry [CENSORED]! – Jonathan Fisk

December 21, 2013 Leave a comment
Categories: Catechesis

Christ in the Old Testament: The Righteous Reign of the Branch, Is. 11:1-10 – Pr Brian Kachelmeier – Issues, Etc.

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment


Pr. Brian Kachelmeier, Redeemer Lutheran, Los Alamos, N.M., discusses Isaiah 11:1-10 with Pr. Todd Wilken (mp3, 25:42, 10.5 MB, 05-Dec-2013)

Categories: Catechesis, Right Worship

Familiarity Breeds Comprehension: What a Trail Taught Me about the Liturgy – Chad Bird

December 9, 2013 Comments off

Excellent article.


We scurry along the surface of the liturgy week after week as if the goal is to get from the invocation to the benediction at breakneck speed. And we can do this because we assume we know the lay of the land. Blindfold us and we think we can still maneuver around the twists and turns of worship. Just as my feet pounded out a rhythm along that trail, while my heart was far away, so our lips rhythmically speak the words, but in our heart it all too easily sounds like, “I confess that I am by nature blah, blah, blah…I believe in blah, blah, blah…The LORD bless you and blah, blah, blah.” The fault, however, is not in the Divine Service. It’s not time to find a new liturgical trail. It is time, however, to ease from running to jogging to walking to kneeling, and there, on your knees, to contemplate the divine riches we’ve been trampling underfoot. It’s time to let familiarity breed comprehension.

Read the rest.

Categories: Right Worship