Calling for an American Ministry of Truth — The US Media’s Dystopian 2021

Photo by Mitja Juraja on Pexels.com Calling for a US Ministry of Truth headed by a “reality czar” sounds ominously like what Orwell described in his dystopian 1984 novel that’s no longer fiction, saying: The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry … Continue reading Calling for an American Ministry of Truth — The US Media’s Dystopian 2021

Idolatry

John Gill, The "second" command is, "Thou shall not make to thyself any graven image, or any likeness--thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them", &c. which respects the mode of worship. And, Requires, that it should be spiritual, suitable to the nature of God, without any carnal imaginations, and external representations … Continue reading Idolatry

Don Fortner’s Funeral Service

Pastor Don Fortner has had a huge impact on me over the years and although I'll miss downloading and listening to his current sermons he has gone to better place. He has fallen asleep in the Lord after running a faithful race. The funeral service can be watched or listened to here: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=53202038335383 A video … Continue reading Don Fortner’s Funeral Service

Lutheran Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church (source) Based on the Order of Service in the Ukrainian Evangelical Service Book (1933), Edited by Teodor Yarchuk and Published by the Ukrainian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession. (As Appointed for Ordinary Sundays) THE ENTRANCE HYMN AND THE ENTRANCE PRAYER THE INVOCATION Pastor: Glory to God … Continue reading Lutheran Divine Liturgy

What is the Divine Darkness?

by Dionysius the Areopagite Supernal Triad, Deity above all essence, knowledge and goodness; Guide of Christians to Divine Wisdom; direct our path to the ultimate summit of your mystical knowledge, most incomprehensible, most luminous and most exalted, where the pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of theology are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the secret … Continue reading What is the Divine Darkness?

A Litany

Litanies are prayers to our Lord consisting of a series of petitions and responses. Although they are traditionally used in church services, they can also be prayed in private devotions, and may be sung. When I'm not sure what to pray I usually pray the scriptures. Somethings I open the Book of Common Prayer or … Continue reading A Litany