the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 1) 8-30-19

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

the daily purge 8-29-19

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

the daily purge 8-28-19

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 daily purge 8-27-19

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

the daily purge 8-26-19

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

the daily purge 8-20-19

Alright, this is a pneumatic screen and storm door closer. The Purging Lutheran, while doing my due diligence to ensure the infallibility of my posts, uncovered three meanings for the word ‘pneumatic’. It’s a Greek word which,  broken down, means ‘breath’ and/or ‘wind’. Looky here Origin early 17th century (in pneumatic (sense 2 of the…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-20-19

the view from the latvian pew 8-18-19

English language service, Mac. Lāzdinš. Service began with Ryan’s baptism – “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (original Greek εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, eis to onoma tou Patros kai tou Yiou kai tou Agiou Pneumatos, or in Latin…… Continue reading the view from the latvian pew 8-18-19