Friday, September 22, 2006

First, I need to catch up.

LC XXXI is now up at What Did Jesus Do and LC XXXII is up at Outer Rim Territories.

Secondly, posts for LC XXXIII are due tomorrow at 7 CDT (0000 UTC). Please use the format.

Thirdly, I have a lot of ideas for blog posts.

Fourthly, this blog was once upon a time a source not only news about the LCMS and commentary about the world, but also a place where I would place weird and obnoxious links. People would openly wonder where I would find this stuff. Now, my grandmother had to have three feet of her colon removed due to a blockage, so I went looking for products to, let's just say, make sure something like that doesn't happen to me. I think I found my salvation: Colonblow. For those who remember, an old SNL skit with Phil Hartman had an ad for a cereal called Colonblow. These guys are in the same spirit of the skit while peddling an actual product. The stuff apparently works, as the poop pics show.

Finally, I have one more thing to say about my earlier criticism of the Common Service in Christian Worship. In many ways, my criticism is, ironically, driven by an ecumenical spirit. While this may sound strange, the common service is just that, the common service that spans Lutheranism in America. It's also the one service almost all the confessional elements within Lutheranism can agree on. When the implosion of the LCMS finally happens, many will look towards their old friends in the WELS and the Synodical Conference is restored, whose service will be used by the new friends? The ELS and the LCMS have made much more conservative revisions to this service. Will they use the WELS service? It would be much easier for the WELS to revise their service to a more conservative form than for their partners to stomach the changes the WELS made to the service. More than anything, that is why I want to see the changes mentioned.

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