18 April 2012

Conception to Birth - Visualized

Now here's an amazing video!

It certainly brings out the depth and gravitas of Psalm 139:14: "I praise you, [O LORD,] for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."

04 April 2012

Thank you, Pr. Peters!

Thank you, Pastor Larry Peters, for the plug on KFUO's "Morning Show."

WOW.... KFUO becomes a radio station of the Church...

First we spoke about the restoration of Issues, Etc., albeit as paid programming airing on KFUO... Now this!  Why, who would have thunk it?  A radio station of the Church...  Think what might have been with KFUO-FM...
HT: Pastoral Meanderings

01 April 2012

New Morning Show on KFUO

On Monday, 2 April 2012, KFUO Radio (AM 850 in the St. Louis area or kfuo.org around the worldwide web) will begin airing a new Morning Show. And it will be hosted by little ol' me (Yep, they must have been searching the bottom of the barrel! :-).

The Morning Show will include such features as:
  • Daily Prayer - praying with the Church & using the Church's prayers (Matins, Morning Prayer),
  • Feeding the Faith - some early morning Catechism discussion,
  • Daily Devotion - such as Higher Things Reflections,
  • On This Day - a look at our Christian history each day,
  • Around the LCMS - news and interviews on the work and happenings of our church body,
  • and more.
  • Heck, we might even be able to squeeze in some Open Lines now and again.
Start your day off right. Listen to the Morning Show, Monday - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Central Time) on LCMS owned and operated KFUO Radio. AM 850 (St. Louis area) or kfuo.org (around the world)!

Homily for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

So the holiest week of the Christian year begins. The Divine Service began with the procession with palms and the reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel. This year we chose to use John 12:12-19. For the Sunday of the Passion we chose to use an alternate Gospel reading--the one used in the SELK lectionary--John 12:20-36, the continuation of the processional Gospel.

In this Gospel reading some Greeks approach Philip and ask him: "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." This request leads to Jesus revealing when and how we get to see him, namely, when He suffers and dies. Like a grain of wheat, our Lord falls to the earth and dies, but in His dying He "bears much fruit," namely, forgiveness, life and salvation for us.

Today's homily, "We Wish to See Jesus," picks up on the request of the Greeks. Our loving Lord wants us to seek and see Him, but only where He has promised to be seen, where He is lifted up in order to draw all people to Himself.

To listen to "We Wish to See Jesus," click here and download the audio file.