"For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry" is an excerpted poem from Smart's much longer (though now sadly existing in only fragments) poem cycle, Jubilate Agno. It is a wonderful poem, at first glance a naive consideration of the poet's cat, but upon deeper inspection, a joyous reveling in his cat's creatureliness and a meditation … Continue reading “For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry” by Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
Click the image to access the database! My friend, Georgie Dee, has put together an online database for Lutheran and religious artists around the world. If you are involved in making ecclesiastical art, or know someone who is, please add yourself to the database or pass it along to your artist friend. It would be … Continue reading New Project Worth Watching: The Lutheran And Religious Art Artist Database
Hi all! This is how I've looked for the last three days.From Twitter I have finally gotten through the backlog of sermons I hadn't uploaded here and now everything is up on the blog! Feel free to peruse them here. Do note that most of these also have links to video of the live, preached … Continue reading The Sermon Archive is up-to-date!
Dr. Paul Raabe I had the pleasure of having Dr. Raabe for Isaiah at Concordia Seminary the semester prior to his retirement and move to Grand Canyon. One of the things Dr. Raabe always entreated us to do was to become intimately familiar with the Biblical text and to always come back to it, chew … Continue reading “Strong on Doctrinal Topics but Weak on the Books of the Bible” by Dr. Paul Raabe (Grand Canyon University)
The only known portrait of Patrick Hamilton, painted by John Scougal (1645-1730). The following is excerpted from the great little treatise on Law and Gospel published by Patrick Hamilton, the first Scottish Lutheran martyr, in 1527 as Patrick's Places. The treatise was republished in Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1751), and recently published for the Kindle by Pastor Don Matzat … Continue reading Patrick Hamilton’s Excursus on Faith, Hope, and Charity from “Patrick’s Places” (1527)