Posted by David Hartung @ 10:04
Just to be absolutely clear, this is not the Lutheran body of which I am a member!
This is What happens when any church rejects the teaching that God’s revealed word is inerrant.
Posted by David Hartung @ 13:30
From: Realm HC
To: Realm CC, Southern Command CC
RE: Boy Scouts of America
Venomous and General, the Vicar recommends that should the Boy Scouts reverse their ban on open homosexual members and leaders, the Realm and Southern Command sever any and all relationships with the BSA.
Posted by David Hartung @ 8:32
Good for her!
Read about it here.
This may not be a particularly “vicarly” thought, but if the Dubai government tries to sweep this under the carpet, this sailor’s shipmates need to have a severe “blanket party” with the bus driver. Those of you who have military service will know what I am speaking of.
Posted by David Hartung @ 9:21
Is it actually possible I am getting old? I spoke to a young lady just a short while ago who had never heard of a party line. Wow! My guess is that she is young enough that she cannot remember a time without cell phones.
Posted by David Hartung @ 8:07
Easter Sunday Sermon, 31 March 2013
Posted by David Hartung @ 5:46
In the Church year, Maundy Thursday is the day we commemorate our Lord’s gift to us of his Supper. On Good Friday we remember his torture an death for our sins, on the cross. Below are the readings from our Good Friday Service.
Please forgive me for not posting them earlier.
Posted by David Hartung @ 7:58
If you will look here, you will see that the cause of the fire aboard the Carnival Triumph was a fuel leak. Now the question becomes, what caused the leak? Unfortunately some of our greedy fellow citizens don’t seem to care who is at fault. At least two individuals have filed suit, one apparently within hours of disembarking the ship.
Posted by David Hartung @ 13:04
This testimony was given in 1981, just a few short years after Roe, but it is still powerful today. Despite such powerful, and unambiguous statements, our culture still insists that women have the right to kill their unborn children.
Posted by David Hartung @ 19:43
[ED. NOTE: Changed the date on this - well, for purely selfish reasons (the calendar there to the right is looking a little bare). Done, because I'm Venomous and I can. (grin)]
The following is the sermon preached this morning at St Luke Lutheran Church. Before posting the actual sermon, a comment is in order. Do not, in any way assume that I am calling for there to be no punishment for these mass murderers. Breaking the law brings with it consequences. The guilty individual in Newtown escaped temporal legal consequences by killing himself.
Here is this morning’s sermon:
Posted by David Hartung @ 6:26
Pastoral commentary(sermon) on the Newtown Shooting to come later today. For now, understand that those who would cynically use the wanton murder of innocent young children for political gain are as evil as the one who cold bloodedly did the killing.
Posted by David Hartung @ 14:34
While working on this evening’s sermon, a thought came to me(which is always dangerous). It seems Solomon had 700 wives. It seems that he was about 12 years old when he ascended the throne, and he ruled 40 years. This would mean that he had a wedding about every 3-4 weeks for 40 years.
Just think, if that were today, a wedding planner could make an entire career with just Solomon for a customer!
By the way, in addition to the 700 wives(think of the skillets! ), Solomon had 300 concubines, or mistresses. He had to have been one busy dude.
Posted by David Hartung @ 17:42
Zig Ziglar has been called home. He will be missed. While I never became as successful as Zig, I always found his messages to be inspirational and uplifting. For those in any sort of professional sales, Zig’s writings should be mandatory reading.
Posted by David Hartung @ 10:16
Though I am not the big Football fan in this forum, I must point out that Mississippi State goes into this weeks match-up against Alabama with a 7 and 0 record. This is the second time since 1895(the start of MSU football) that the school has accomplished such a feat. I think it safe to say that Dan Mullens is doing a god job.
Unfortunately, Alabama is also undefeated and against them MSU cannot afford to take a quarter off, like they did against Middle Tennessee. They are going to have to play 4 quarters of all out quality football, if they hope to repeat the results of 1980.
Posted by David Hartung @ 21:48
Some of you may remember that I have been in a course of instruction, which will ultimately lead to my ordination and installation as a Lutheran pastor. That day has finally arrived. On 11 November 2012 at 1600 I will be officially ordained and installed as pastor of the church where I have been serving for the past three years. During that time my official title has been that of vicar, which is what led His Nastiness to christen me with that name on this fine blog. As a matter of housekeeping, in this realm, I will remain Vicar.
Those who find themselves in my neck of the woods on the appointed day, consider yourself invited to the service.
Posted by David Hartung @ 18:15
Last evening, in the last seconds of the Mississippi State, University of Tennessee game, we saw this:
State was already three points up, all they had to do was to keep the ball away from UT. As luck would happen, this guy was open, and State won 41-31. We are now 6 and 0. Next week, we have a chance to be 7 and 0. The following week we play Alabama. On that game, all bets are off.