The Purging Lutheran is certainly no biblical scholar but there are circumstances in The Old Testament where God takes it out on the Israelites, Sodom & Gomorrah, the boat Jonah used to try to to sneak off to Tarshish* and especially the Egyptians with ten plagues. But as Jesus would say, “You know, you all sin…… Continue reading the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 1) 8-30-19
Are you sensing a trend? In The Purging Lutheran’s early years as a redeemed believer in The Messiah I bought these books to help me through questions, doubts and “what’s-that-all-abouts?” as I struggled with Scripture. While they certainly helped me figure things out there is no replacing attending service, and not just sitting on a…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-29-19
This is a book about Christianity. Now, The Purging Lutheran could stop here and save my Persistent Readers* their valuable time which could be used boning up on their NFL fantasy teams, ordering easy-to-make meals online or studying up for shortwave operator licenses. But, alas, I shall keep writing. It’s a sickness. Anyhoo, let me…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-28-19
The Story is one of a gazoolian versions of the Bible. Well, there are ~50 English versions but each version usually includes a youth version, comic book style, one with leather binding, large print, with commentary, without commentary, Jesus words in red, paperback, hardcover, computer version, kindle, with daily devotions, weekly devotions and on and…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-27-19
This is a pipe connector, or as The Purging Lutheran refers to it – a ‘pipe-longer’. It’s a short piece of pipe what connects two longer pipes what making them longer, hence the term, ‘pipe-longer’. If you have watched the live-action drama, Futurama, you might recognize it as a predecessor of Professor Hubert Farnsworth’s imagined…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-26-19
Despite the gravel road, life finds a way. God knows what He did. Does John 3:16 include all life? John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
ETHEL! James 4:7-10 So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The…… Continue reading the daily poke 8-22-19